Invertebrate-Bacterial Associations as Hotpots of Benthic Nitrogen Cycling In Estuarine Ecosystems

Recent news

The hunt for the King Crab

During the last days of summer 2018 the PROJECT team visited western hemisphere below the equator for the field sampling of crabs and the microbes within them. With the help of wonderful people from Oceanographical station of San Paulo University field survey was done smoothly, samples collected properly and delivered back to Klaipėda unharmed.

From boreal to polar circle

While a big part of the PROJECT team was conducting the chironomid experiment in warm and sunny Klaipėda, few team members went to polar Svalbard in the search of burrowing polychaetes and filtering bivalves and their microbes, of course. Big thanks for IO PAN (Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences), the crew of the research vessel Oceania and prof. Jan Marcin Węsławski in particular for making it possible.

The poster on PROJECT activities was presented at ASLO 2018 conference.

Plans for Future

Tobia Politi will present his first poster in ASLO 2019 meeting hosted by Puerto Rico.

Field sampling in the Sacca di Goro lagoon (coming May).

Field sampling in boreal estuarine environment (coming August).

The PROJECT "Invertebrate-Bacterial Associations as Hotpots of Benthic Nitrogen Cycling In Estuarine Ecosystems" (INBALANCE) is suported by 20114-2020 Operational Programme for the European Union Funds Investments in Lithuania