Future of aquatic carbon: impacts, feedbacks and mitigation

Start Date: 

17 Nov 2017 (All day)
Netherlands Institute of Ecology

17 November 2017

The global carbon cycle is changing at an unprecedented rate, with a wide range of consequences for aquatic ecosystems. For instance, primary producers may benefit from higher levels of CO2 while ocean acidification may hamper calcification in marine organisms. Furthermore, changes in wetland functioning may feedback on global carbon cycling with shifts in greenhouse gas emissions accelerating or buffering climate change. This CWE symposium brings together research on different components of the carbon cycle in both inland and marine systems, aiming to present a comprehensive overview on the future of carbon in aquatic ecosystems.

Appy Sluijs & Joost Frieling (Utrecht University): Oceanic carbon in the past and future

Sarian Kosten (Radboud University Nijmegen): Global change impacts on greenhouse gas emissions from aquatic ecosystems

Ralf Aben (Radboud University Nijmegen): Effect of warming and primary producer dominance on the greenhouse gas balance of shallow lakes

Gerben van Geest (Deltares): Carbon: not only a limiting nutrient in soft water lakes

Lennart de Nooijer (Royal Netherlands Insitute for Sea Research): Impacts of elevated pCO2 on marine calcifiers

Mandy Velthuis (Netherlands Institute of Ecology): Elevated pCO2 but not warming enhances C:N, C:P and N:P stoichiometry of marine phytoplankton

Jolanda Verspagen (University of Amsterdam): Impact of rising CO2 on freshwater phytoplankton – from cell to bloom dynamics

Annelies Veraart (Radboud University Nijmegen): A microbial perspective on methane oxidation in wetlands

David Campbell (University of Waikato, New Zealand): New Zealand raised peat bogs persist as strong carbon and greenhouse gas sinks during droughts and artificial water table lowering