CEES Friday Seminar: Tales from a melting world: How sea ice algae and phytoplankton cope with climate change

Eva Leu from Akvaplan NIVA


The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the planet leading to rapid and fundamental changes in environmental conditions. Unicellular algae constituting the basis of the marine food web respond to these complex changes by changes in the timing, quantity and quality of their blooms. In the recently completed projectFAABulous: Future Arctic Algae Blooms – and their role in the context of climate change we have studied several aspects of algal responses, including their physiological state during Polar night, responses to high light and ocean acidification, and variability of lipid and stable isotope trophic markers.


Eva Leu, Akvaplan NIVA

Published Oct. 7, 2022 11:36 AM - Last modified Oct. 7, 2022 11:42 AM