Freeze-thaw effects on sulfate reduction rates and microbial community dynamics in Arctic sediments
2007 (English)In: Gesellschaft fuer Okologie 4th AQUASHIFT Workshop, 2007Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Annual freeze-thaw cycles in Arctic regions are common for near-shore sediment at the turn of winter and spring, but the quantitative effects for carbon mineralization and microbial community composition are not well established. Repeated freeze-thaw treatments of sediment may affect the microbial community composition and slow down carbon mineralization rates. For our experiments, we targeted a key carbon mineralization process – bacterial sulfate reduction - to assess the susceptibility of turnover rates and community composition to repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-21772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-21772DiVA: diva2:188299