SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Aquatic fungi and their role in degradation of carbon from melting permafrost
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/3-22

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

Sari Peura

Affiliation:

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Start Date:

2018-06-01

End Date:

2019-06-01

Primary Classification:

10611: Ecology

Allocation

Abstract

The project aims to characterize the microbial community of subarctic lakes and ponds and how it responds to an increase in organic matter caused by the thawing of permafrost. Mainly, it will focus on characterization and the role of fungi in C degradation, but also bacterial and viral fractions of the community will be considered. Shotgun metagenomics, metabarcoding and sequencing data analysis will be crucial steps to discover the fungal populations that are involved in the C cycle in these environments.