What is boring? - Arctic reef structures as a habitat for boring organisms

Beitrag bei einer Tagung
(Abstract zum Poster)


Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Pyko I, Munnecke A, Schulbert C, Wisshak M, Teichert S
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018


Abstract

The coralline red algal species Lithothamnion glaciale forms rigid
frameworks of magnesium calcite. These so called rhodoliths cover large
areas of the Svalbard shelf. Thereby, the calcified structures act as
ecosystem engineers, comparable to corals in tropical regions, providing
habitat for a large variety of organisms. Drilled by boring mussels,
many rhodoliths become hollow ecospheres and their interior is intensely
colonized by benthic macro- and megafauna. Based on a non-destructive
3-D visualization analysis via micro-computed tomography (µCT), we
investigated whether the calcified skeleton itself provides a habitat
for certain microorganisms also. Here, we present a first overview of
boring microorganisms in Svalbard’s rhodoliths.
This study is a
contribution to enhance our knowledge about the complicated
interrelationships in this large-scale ecosystem. Therefore, it is a
step forward in order to estimate the impact of the rhodoliths on
Svalbard’s shelf biodiversity and provides a background for their
inclusion in future policy recommendations and strategic plans for
biodiversity.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Munnecke, Axel Prof. Dr.
Professur für Paläontologie (Schwerpunkt Faziesanalyse)
Pyko, Ines
Professur für Paläontologie (Schwerpunkt Faziesanalyse)
Schulbert, Christian
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt
Teichert, Sebastian Dr.
Professur für Paläontologie (Schwerpunkt Faziesanalyse)


Zitierweisen

APA:
Pyko, I., Munnecke, A., Schulbert, C., Wisshak, M., & Teichert, S. (2018). What is boring? - Arctic reef structures as a habitat for boring organisms. Poster presentation at The Arctic Biodiversity Congress, Rovaniemi, FI.

MLA:
Pyko, Ines, et al. "What is boring? - Arctic reef structures as a habitat for boring organisms." Presented at The Arctic Biodiversity Congress, Rovaniemi 2018.

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