The mesocosm experiment started!

Written by nafsika on . Posted in Activities, Mesoscosm Experiment

First sampling day of the mesocosm experiment.

by Nafsika P. & Vicky K.

9 mesocosms consisting of 3 conditions and 3 replicates per condition.

In each bag water samples were taken from two different water column depths and afterwards sediment cores were taken from the bottom of  each mesocosm bag. 

First with started collecting the water samples!

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Then we collected the sediments!

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Finaly all water and sediment samples were successfully obtained!

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Some of the analyses that run immediately after the samples collection were:

 
Oxygen concentration by the winkler method
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Filtration of water for chlorophyll a concentration
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Bacterial production
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Flow cytometry for Live/Dead cells
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Sulfide concentration in the sediment
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