Not ponds… but an Upland Stream Phd!
This overall aim of this project is to determine the characteristics and significance of methane-derived carbon to upland river foodwebs and carbon cycling in these systems, exploring the pathways of incorporation and drivers of variation. It will be based on field survey work in upland Scotland utilising stable isotope approaches to examine broad-scale variation in the contribution of MDC and more detailed analysis of pathways and flow into and through the foodweb. This will be combined with experimental work examining spatial variation in methane incorporation and bioinformatic analysis to explore the characteristics and variation in MOB communities sampled from different ecosystem components.
The Title of the PhD is Methane-derived carbon in upland stream foodwebs: characteristics and significance for carbon cycles and is based at Edinburgh University with Rob Briers and Peter Gilbert.
More information can be found on the PhD here.