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Project 5

 

 


Sampling water at Lough Erne.

14C as a tool to trace terrestrial carbon in a complex lake: implications for food-web structure and carbon cycling.

Evelyn Keaveney1, Paula Reimer1,
Project partners: Bob Foy2, Chris Barry2

1 14CHRONO Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast
2 AFBI, Newforge Lane, Belfast

Does carbon from terrestrial sources (e.g. peat decomposition) support the food chain in a large lake in Northern Ireland? Does the presence of zebra mussels affect the food chain? This project investigates carbon cycling and food web structure in lower Lough Erne. Radiocarbon (14C) and stable isotopes (13C and 15N) will be analysed from the dissolved inorganic carbon, dissolved and particulate organic matter and a range of invertebrates and fish to investigate carbon pathways and terrestrial influence on the food web.

 

 

Stable Isotope Analysis and Modelling in Freshwater Ecosystems

One day symposium with SIAR workshop, 14th September 2011

The Talks:

Evelyn Keaveney

14C as a tool to trace terrestrial carbon in a complex lake: implications for food-web structure and carbon cycling
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/Evelyn

Chris Barry

Who eats what, where and when in Lough Melvin? Stable isotopes as tools for assessing catchment impacts on a mesotrophic lake'
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/ChrisBarry

Mark Trimmer

Novel sources of dissolved inorganic carbon in chalk rivers: old or 'really' old carbon?
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/Mark

Jari Syväranta

"UNRAVELLING THE TRUTH OF THE RIVER MONSTERS: Stable isotope analysis as a tool to study the ecology of European catfish in southwest France"
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/Jari

Susan Waldron

Stable isotope analysis reveals lower-order river dissolved inorganic carbon pools are highly dynamic
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/SusanWaldron

Pete Smyntek

Diet shifts in a fish community: hind-casting with archived samples to unravel the effects of climate change and species invasion on a lake ecosystem
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/PeterSymntek

Philip Sanders

Linkage between Saline lakes and their Catchments
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/PhilipSanders

Andrew Jackson

The basics of SIAR
Short Link http://go.qub.ac.uk/AndrewJackson