14/10/2019

Anthropogenic impacts on calcification of Mediterranean benthic invertebrates as bio-indicators of marine ecosystem health: consequences of ocean acidification

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - - DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE BIOLOGICHE, GEOLOGICHE E AMBIENTALI
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesZoology
    Environmental scienceEcology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/10/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The research project aims to investigate the effects of seawater acidification in calcifying marine organisms along a natural pH gradient, created by constant carbon dioxide emissions from the underwater crater of Panarea (Eolian Island). This site in the Mediterranean Sea is an ideal natural laboratory for studying acidification because there are acidity levels predicted for the current century by the IPCC. In particular, this project wants to study the effects of acidification on calcification (skeletal density, porosity, linear extension, calcification rates) and skeletal properties (structure and morphology of crystal domains, mineral phase, mechanical properties) of benthic invertebrates like corals, gastropods, bivalves and vermetides. Moreover, during the project the environmental characterization of the site will be carry out with measurements of the environmental parameters along the pCO2 gradient (temperature, pH, alkalinity, nutrients concentrations).

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA' DI BOLOGNA - - DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE BIOLOGICHE, GEOLOGICHE E AMBIENTALI
Italy

EURAXESS offer ID: 454654
Posting organisation offer ID: 163758

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