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|QUB staff||Evelyn Keaveney, 14Chrono Centre|
|QUB Supervisor||Paula Reimer, 14Chrono Centre|
|Project Partners||Bob Foy, AFBI|
|Chris Barry, AFBI|
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.
As part of the current project we are organising a 1 day symposium including a work in SIAR (a stable isotope analysis package for 'R' entitled: