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Ecology of marine invasions and introductions - functional biodiversity in Zostera marina communities

Date: 1.1.1997-31.12.1999
Code: 26714
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF), Dept. of Biology
Address: BioCity, Artillerig. 6, FIN-20520 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 355, +358-2-2154 060
Fax +358-2-2154 748
E-mail eleppako@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Erkki Leppäkoski, professor (1.1.1997-31.12.1999)
Researchers: FM Christoffer Boström (1.1.1997-31.12.1999)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 100 %
Finnish funding organizations: Finlands Akademi, Helsingfors () FIM 711300
Man months: Totally: 36 months
Contacts: Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden [Susanne Pihl Baden, Leif Pihl], Williams College, Mystic, Connecticut, USA (James T.Carlton), UNIS (University Studies on Svalbard), Longyearbyen, Norway (Björn Gulliksen)
Keywords: marinbiologi, biodiversitet, bottenfauna, meribiologia, luonnon monimuotoisuus, pohjaeläimistö, marinbiologi, Zostera marina, biodiversitet, bottenfauna, Östersjön, sjögräs, invasion, introduktion, Marine biology, Zostera marina, biodiversity, benthos, Baltic Sea, seagrass, invasion, introduction,

The project aims at explaining the mechanisms behind the observed high diversity of seagrass ecosystems in the northern Baltic Sea, and studying how these mechanisms vary in space and time.This, with focus on how an invasive plant species [Zostera marina] creates and maintain a dependent fauna and flora.

Publication(s)

11.3.1996 / 12.8.1997