Benthic microbial and whole-community responses to different amounts of 13 C-enriched algae : In situ experiments in the deep Cretan Sea ( Eastern Mediterranean )

@inproceedings{Bhring2005BenthicMA,
  title={Benthic microbial and whole-community responses to different amounts of 13 C-enriched algae : In situ experiments in the deep Cretan Sea ( Eastern Mediterranean )},
  author={Solveig I. B{\"u}hring and Ursula F. M. Witte},
  year={2005}
}
The deep eastern Mediterranean Sea is one of the most oligotrophic regions of the world’s oceans and is therefore highly suitable for investigating the response of a resource-limited deep-sea benthic community to food pulses. Additionally, the benthic response to organic matter (OM) deposition can differ according to the amount of OM entering the sediment. Here, we report on 36-h pulse–chase experiments with 13C-labeled diatoms as a tracer of labile OM. Two loads of OM, equivalent to 25 mg C… CONTINUE READING