Combined effect of multiple organic stressors from jellyfish blooms and aquaculture operations on seafloor ecosystems

The 'JellyFarm' project is an ecosystem project which focuses on the combined impact from fish farming and jelly fish falls on benthic communities in Norwegian fjords.

About the project

Our department's focus in this project is to determine how the organic loading from aquacultures and jellyfish falls affects benthic foraminiferal communities and to quantify the uptake of C by foraminifera.

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The 'JellyFarm' project aims to investigate the effects of organic input from jellyfish falls and aquacultures on benethic ecosystems, in both southern and northern Norwegian fjords.

The results of multi-disciplinary studies will be the base for ecosystem models and socio-economic studies exploring the effects of organic enrichments on ecosystem services.


The 'JellyFarm' project is financed by the Research Council of Norway for the period 2015-2018.


The project is carried out in cooperation with numerous international institutions with Akvaplan-niva, Tromsø, as the main project holder.

Published Apr. 10, 2017 11:44 AM - Last modified Apr. 18, 2017 10:40 AM