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It's a colourful world we are living in (2019)

 

 

Disturbances in natural plankton communities and in the Planktotrons: setting up the experiment (2018)

 

 

 

Investigating Phytoplankton and Phytobenthos interactions: Sediment and tide in the Planktotrons (2017)

A Coastal Ocean Darkening experiment

 

 

    

 

The first experiment with a natural marine plankton community in 2016 

 

        

 

 Planktotronic sunrise:

 

An experiment with natural freshwater phytoplankton communities from Belgium in 2015:

 

                       

 

Our first experiment in the PLANKTOTRONS started in November 2014:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of the Facility: 

12 indoor mesocosms with 600 l volume (height 120 cm, diameter 80 cm) for marine or freshwater experiments and natural or artificial communities.

3 temperature zones: upper half, lower half, and bottom. Temperature range from 5-25°C for constant temperature (higher for heat wave simulations)

Light: LED-lights simulate daylight with different intensities

Build-in rotor prevents wall growth

Six ports at different levels of the water column for direct sampling

Planktotrons can be connected for metacommunity approaches

Sediment inclusion possible 

 

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand,  Dr. Maren Striebel

Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM)

Schleusenstr. 1

26382 Wilhelmshaven

Germany

 

 

 

 

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