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Alpine lakes: Effects of UV-B radiation and temperature on organisms (SLO-Alpe2)

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.03.01  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology  Zoology and zoophysiology 

Code Science Field
B260  Biomedical sciences  Hydrobiology, marine biology, aquatic ecology, limnology 
B270  Biomedical sciences  Plant ecology 
B280  Biomedical sciences  Animal ecology 
Keywords
alpine lakes, ecology, temperature, UV-B radiation, climate
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15122  PhD Mateja Germ  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  592 
2.  18341  Andreja Jerebic    Researcher  2002 - 2004  24 
3.  15129  PhD Tatjana Simčič  Biology  Head  2002 - 2004  167 
4.  10903  Milijan Šiško  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  239 
5.  07390  PhD Olga Urbanc-Berčič  Biology  Researcher  2002 - 2004  277 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0105  National Institute of Biology  Ljubljana  5055784  13,240 
Abstract
Alpine lakes are remote and small systems sensitive to environmental changes; i.e. pollution, UV-B radiation and temperature. In proposed project we want to indicate the consequences of environmental trends on different groups of organisms. Changes in biochemistry due to UV-B radiation could influence food quality. Preference for certain food may affect the community structure. Temperature is another factor which influences community structure. Energy demand measurements will provide the basis for assessment of food web relations. The sensitivity of chironomids to temperature will reveal the potential changes in community due to temperature increase.
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