AU Lake Mesocosm Warming Experiment (LMWE)

Name
AU Lake Mesocosm Warming Experiment (LMWE)
Legal name of organisation
Aarhus University (AU)
Country
Denmark
Continent
Europe
Organisation address

Aarhus University (AU)
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

Primary contact information (PI)

Prof. Erik Jeppesen

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2003-present
Description of Facility

outdoor – pelagic/benthic – freshwater

24 cylindrical outdoor mesocosms, each 2.8 m3 in volume

Controlled Parameters

Nutrients, temperature

Research Topics

A unique long-term flow-through mesocosm facility with 11 years so far the world’s longest running mesocosm experiment addressing climate-change effects on lakes under contrasting nutrient levels and water clarity, population- and seasonal dynamics of underwater plants, plankton, production, respiration, stable isotopes, bacteria, fluxes of nutrients

Facility location(s)
Primary interests
Specialist areas
Equipment

Permanently installed probes in all mesocosms for oxygen and pH measurements, AU freshwater lab in Silkeborg (15 km)

Lodging
Source of Information
Photos of experiments/installations
Schema of mesocosm tank
Mesocosm tanks in Silkeborg, DK