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Villefranche MedSeA mesocosm experiment 2013: perturbation studies and field studies

Gazeau, Frédéric; Guieu, Cecile; Taillandier, V; Alliouane, Samir; Giani, Michele; Sallon, Amèlie; Pedrotti, Maria Luiza; +5 Authors
Published: 01 Jan 2013
Publisher: PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science

A joint mesocosm experiment took place in February/March 2013 in the bay of Villefranche in France as part of the european MedSeA project. Nine mesocosms (52 m**3) were deployed over a 2 weeks period and 6 different levels of pCO2 and 3 control mesocosms (about 450 µatm), were used, in order to cover the range of pCO2 anticipated for the end of the present century. During this experiment, the potential effects of these perturbations on chemistry, planktonic community composition and dynamics including: eucaryotic and prokaryotic species composition, primary production, nutrient and carbon utilization, calcification, diazotrophic nitrogen fixation, organic matter exudation and composition, micro-layer composition and biogas production were studied by a group of about 25 scientists from 8 institutes and 6 countries. This is one of the first mesocosm experiments conducted in oligotrophic waters. A blog dedicated to this experiment can be viewed at:


Mediterranean Sea, Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a Changing Climate MedSeA, Earth System Research, Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a Changing Climate (MedSeA)

Funded by
MEDiterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 265103
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
Related to Research communities
European Marine Science Marine Environmental Science : MEDiterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate
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Other ORP type . 2013
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