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Life in the polar oceans: the role of sea ice in the biology and ecology of marine species
Group: Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
Promotor: Prof.dr. H.J. Lindeboom
Co-promotors: Dr. J.A. van Franeker and dr. H.F. Floris
A unique feature of the polar oceans is formed by sea ice. This highly dynamic feature forms a habitat for life in the polar ocean. The aims of this thesis were to gain knowledge on the association of marine species with the sea-ice habitat and the functioning of polar marine food webs by assessing the abundance and distribution of species in ice-covered oceans, the important of sea-ice derived carbon sources, and the variability in energy density of marine species.
By September we will present an overview of SENSE dissertations on this page, with links to the full texts of the dissertations.