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HBDSEG Feeder Report - Marine Biological Association Contribution - ME4153

Description
The Marine Biological Association of the UK will provide an expert scientific review of the current state of microbes in UK waters with respect to anthropogenic impacts on coastal marine systems. This will take the format of a complete chapter within the HBDSEG Charting Progress 2 Feeder Report.

The MBA hosted Marine Environmental Change Network (MECN) is taking on the responsibility for editing the draft HBDSEG Charting Progress 2 Feeder Report taking into account factors such as chapter format, accuracy of content and identification of any significant gapst. The report will then be presented for sign-off to HBDSEG.
Objective
Dr Schroeder is the lead author for the chapter on Microbes that will feed into the Healthy & Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group (HBDSEG) feeder report. This chapter will focus primarily of the biodiversity found within the bacterial and viral communities, discussing their importance with the microbial loop which in turn directly affects the status (in terms of health and biodiversity) of high trophic assemblages. The initial phase of the project will entail collating up-to-date data on the status of microbial research undertaken within the UK (universities and institutions) on UK waters. This data will then be rationalised to form the basis of this chapter.

Drs Frost & Mieszkowska will provide an edited version of the complete HBDSEG Charting Progress 2 Feeder Report. They will use the Charting Progress 2 Authors’ Guidelines to ensure consistency in content and format across all chapters of the report.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2009

Cost: £68,702
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Marine Biological Association of the UK
Keywords
Ecosystem              
Habitats              
Marine Monitoring              
Natural Environment              
Services              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine