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|
|Location||Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, University of Otago, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Jack Williams|