Heated Aquatic Mesocosms for Climate Warming Experiment

Name
Heated Aquatic Mesocosms for Climate Warming Experiment

Legal name of organisation
Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Country
China

Continent
Asia

Organisation address

73 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, China

Primary contact information (PI)

Dr. Hu He

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
Year 2016; conducted from 7 March to 3 July

Description of Facility

Mesocosms were operated at a subtropical temperature setting to compare the responses of zooplankton, phytoplankton and nutrients to warming in fish-present and fish-absent scenarios

Controlled Parameters

  1. Temperature (ambient/+3°C)
  2. Fish density (Without/with fish)
Research Topics

Fish-mediated plankton responses to increased temperature in subtropical aquatic mesocosm ecosystems

Facility location(s)

31.418517,120.218446

Primary interests

Foodweb structure; zooplankton-phytoplankton interactions

Specialist areas

Restoration of subtropical and tropical shallow lakes

Equipment

400 L fiberglass-reinforced plastic tanks (90-cm high; 80- cm inside diameter at the top; 70-cm inside diameter at the base)

Lodging

Photos of experiments/installations
Location
Experiment setting, see publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.07.055
Unheated mesocosms
Heated mesocosms
Water temperature trends