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Trace metal limitation of phytoplankton growth in lakes of the Taupō Volcanic Zone

A talk by Markus Dengg of the Department of Geology, who recently submitted his geochemistry PhD.

Global concentrations of carbon dioxide are rising due to anthropogenic activity. Conversely, carbon sequestration by phytoplankton is one of the most important carbon sinks. Phytoplankton growth is controlled by concentrations of major nutrients and trace metals.

The aim of my thesis was to determine if phytoplankton growth is limited by trace metal availability in lakes of the Taupō Volcanic Zone. Results of my PhD thesis show for that trace metals play an important role in controlling freshwater phytoplankton bloom formation.

Date Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Seminar
LocationBenson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, University of Otago, Dunedin
Contact NameJack Williams

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