Biotechnological Hub of the NIB (BTH-NIB)

The purpose of the investment project BTH-NIB is the assurance of the appropriate infrastructural conditions for the use of research and developmental opportunities in the fields of operation of the NIB.

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Decay of an invasive ctenophore blooms as a perturbation to the coastal marine microbial community - from molecules to ecosystem - an integrated interdisciplinary approach

Project coordinator: Tinkara Tinta, PhD

Coordinator for NIB: National Institute of Chemistry, Jožef Stefan Institute

Code: J7-2599

Duration: 1. 11. 2020 - 31. 10. 2023

The authors acknowledge the project J7-2599 was financially supported by the Slovenian Research Agency.

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Short description
The ultimate objective of our project is to understand the effect of jellyfish blooms, specifically in terms of organic matter (OM) released as jellyfish populations decay, on the natural microbial community and thus, on marine ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean. In particularly, we will focus on the invasive bloom-forming ctenophore as perturbation and the potential new, sporadically available, source of dissolved organic matter (DOM) for the natural bacterial community of the invaded coastal marine ecosystem. We will apply an integrated interdisciplinary approach to tackle this problem – from the molecular to the ecosystem scale.
This is a joint Slovenian-Austrian research project.
Slovenian partners are financed by Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS).
Project ID: J7-2599
Duration: 1.11.2020 – 31.10.2023

Austrian partners are financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) .
Project ID: I 4978/B
Duration: 4.1.2021 – 3.1.2024
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