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Data set name

Primary production measurements and phytoplankton and microzooplankton community structures in the Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean, 2000-)

Data holding centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
CountryGreece  Greece
ProjectCycling of Phosphorous in the Mediterranean Sea(CYCLOPS)
Time periodMay 2000 (ongoing)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Experimental, Levantine Sea (eastern Mediterranean)

Observations 
Parameters

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phaeopigment concentrations in sediment; Primary production in the water column; Phytoplankton taxonomic volume in water bodies

Instruments

Fluorometers; discrete water samplers; optical microscopes; liquid scintillation counters

Description 
Summary

Primary production measurements, together with phytoplankton and microzooplankton community structures during microcosm experiments and experimental cruises in the Levantine Basin. The aim of CYCLOPS (Cycling of Phosphorus in the Mediterranean) is to confirm directly that phosphorus is the growth-limiting nutrient in the Eastern Mediterranean using a novel field strategy that avoids artefacts of bottle experiments. Detailed measurements were made to determine how small additions of phosphate change the microbial ecosystem structure and increase biomass and productivity.

OriginatorsHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
Data web sitehttp://www.earth.leeds.ac.uk/cyclops
Availability 
OrganisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr A. Tselepides
Address

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (HCMR/IMBBC)
Gournes Pediados P.O. Box 2214
Heraklion
Crete
71003
Greece

Telephone+30 2810337801
Facsimile+30 2810337870
Emaile.mironaki@hcmr.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6004019
Global identifier1170
Last revised2015-07-16