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Coastal Ocean Microbial Plankton and Temperature

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Title: Coastal Ocean Microbial Plankton and Temperature
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Temperature is a major driver of microbial plankton metabolism and ecosystem function although its interactions with other variables such as nutrient availability or predation pressure have precluded a comprehensive assessment of its role in the coastal ocean. Ecological theories linking temperature to metabolism, body size and abundance have been successfully applied to many groups of organisms including phytoplankton, with heterotrophic bacteria being frequently left aside. For instance, the growing consensus that bacterial biomass will increase in a warmer ocean likely characterized by lower phytoplankton biomass contradicts the predictions of the metabolic theory of ecology. Unraveling the reasons for this apparent departure underlies the objectives of this project. Both the biodiversity and functioning of pelagic ecosystems will likely be affected by temperature changes. COMITE will address the effects of future warming on the ecology and biogeochemical role of temperate coastal microbial assemblages through three different approaches: 1/ a retrospective analysis of the linkages between temperature, other environmental drivers and bacterial community structure and size-abundance relationships in a coastal time-series initiated in 2002 off Xixón, Spain (southern Bay of Biscay); 2/ monthly experiments assessing the response of different bacterial groups to ambient temperature plus -3 and +3ºC over a complete annual cycle; 3/ comprehensive evaluation of the temperature-dependence of organic matter fluxes through microbial plankton at four significant oceanographic periods (spring phytoplankton bloom, summer stratification, autumn bloom and winter mixing). The final goal of COMITE data analysis is to build a predictive, testable model on the effects of realistic temperature rises on the biogeochemical role of oceanic bacteria. Among other novel approaches, the project will: 1/ test for the first time whether enhanced metabolism due to higher temperature will result in lower bacterial biomass; 2/ integrate bacterial phylogenetic and physiological structure within the temperature response as formulated in the metabolic theory of ecology.
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Beginning_Date: 20110101
Ending_Date: 20131231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL
Theme_Keyword: IMBER > INTEGRATED MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: COMITE > COASTAL OCEAN MICROBIAL PLANKTON AND TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > SOUTHERN EUROPE > SPAIN
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: XOSÉ ANXELU G. MORAN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
City: Gijon/Xixon
Postal_Code: 33212
Country: Spain
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +34 985309780
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +34 985326277
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: xelu.moran@gi.ieo.es
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IEO/ODC > Oceanographic Data Centre of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography
Contact_Person: XOSÉ ANXELU G. MORAN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
City: Gijon/Xixon
Postal_Code: 33212
Country: Spain
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +34 985309780
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +34 985326277
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: xelu.moran@gi.ieo.es
Resource_Description: COMITE
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http://www.ieo.es/
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http://www.imber.info/index.php/Science/Endorsed-p...
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111216
Metadata_Review_Date: 20170823
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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