• Du 22 juin 2017 au 28 juin 2017
    Bourgneuf Bay

1st field measurements in the frame of EU BIO-Tide project

The first BIO-Tide field campaign will take place in Bourgneuf Bay, France, from June 22nd to 28th. The aim of this campaign is to reveal the link between tidal flat biodiversity and supporting ecosystem services such as primary production and sediment resistance against erosion. In addition, an in situ stable isotope experiment will be carried out to trace the carbon flow in intertidal sediments.


The list of measured parameters is indicated below:
  • Microbial diversity:
molecular diversity (16S DNA, RNA)
chemotaxonomy (pigments, fatty acids)
exopolymer diversity
 
  • Benthic invertebrates:
meiofauna
macrofauna
 
  • In situ measurements:
CO2 fluxes
remote sensing
sediment stability

The role of microbial biodiversity in the functioning of marine tidal flat sediments (BIO-Tide) is an Horizon 2020 ERA-NET COFUND project financed by the Biodiversa program. The aim of the project is to bring together scientists and stakeholders in studying the relationships between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning/services in intertidal environments.