On giant shoulders: how a seamount affects the microbial community composition of seawater and sponges

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REFERENCE Busch, Kathrin; Hanz, Ulrike; Mienis, Furu; Mueller, Benjamin; Franke, Andre; Roberts, Emyr Martyn; Rapp, Hans Tore; Hentschel, Ute (2020). Biogeosciences https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3471-2020. ABSTRACT Seamounts represent ideal systems to study the influence and interdependency of environmental gradients at a single geographic … Read More

Sponge skeletons as an important sink of silicon in the global oceans

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REFERENCE Maldonado, Manuel; López-Acosta, María; Sitjà, Cèlia; García-Puig, Marta; Galobart, Cristina; Ercilla, Gemma; Laynaert, Aude (2019). Nature Geoscience. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0430-7. ABSTRACT Silicon (Si) is a pivotal element in the biogeochemical and ecological functioning of the ocean. The marine Si cycle is … Read More