Scientific Approach

Our approach is to identify bottlenecks in the life cycle of pelagic key species, to study their performance and adaptability in relation to environmental factors, which are affected or unaffected by increasing anthropogenic CO2 emission, as well as their role in biogeochemical cycles. The generated data will be used in individual based and ecosystem models that enable us to make reliable predictions of alterations on the population level of key organism and, due to their central position, on the ecosystem level.