Bacteries and CO2

Unni Vik from the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the UiO will present us her work on bacteries and CO2.

Prokaryotic communities (bacteria and archaea) rapidly respond to changes in the environment by altered composition and shifted metabolic potential. These unique properties are exploited in the COVERALL project, where the primary goal is to develop and verify a high resolution gene-based monitoring technique for CO2 leakage based on signatures from prokaryotic communities. The project uses data from a combination of temporal and spatial gradients of in situ and ex situ CO2 release experiments in marine sediments, simulating leakages from sub seafloor CO2 storage sites.
Published Aug. 22, 2014 6:56 PM - Last modified Oct. 7, 2014 1:10 PM