Influence of Sedimentary and Seagrass Microbial Communities on Shallow-Water Benthic Optical Properties
OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF OCEAN EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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An overall goal of the CoBOP program is to produce a working radiative-transfer model for selected sub-littoral environments. From a microbiological context, it is important to investigate the entire community of microorganisms associated with the benthic environments of focus, i.e., sediments and seagrass. Light must pass through a microbial gateway, both before it reaches the sediment or seagrass and prior to its return to the water column. To understand time-and-space variations in optical parameters, we must understand the microbial milieu in which they exist.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology