|TransIMO - Transfer of organic matter at the continent-ocean interface: research in two aquatic systems from tropical and temperate areas based on molecular and isotopic markers|
Armando da Costa Duarte
Programme - Convénio FCT/CAPES
Execution dates - 2014-03-01 - 2016-02-29 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT/CAPES
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
The project TransIMO aims at the implementation of a joint action between two institutions, Brazilian (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio) and Portuguese (University of Aveiro), for the exchange of experience, knowledge and training of young researchers, focusing on the study of processes and interactions that affect the transfer of natural and anthropogenic organic matter (OM) at the continental-ocean interface in different ecosystems. Two case-studies will be chosen as examples of two anthropogenic impacted regions under different climate scenarios: a tropical region (Bay of Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro) and a temperate region (Ria of Aveiro). This joint research proposal aims at assessing the natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the biogeochemistry of OM at the continental-ocean interfaces of these impacted areas, based on the study of molecular (lipids, elemental and structural composition) and isotopic (δ13C and δ15N) markers of OM.