Inst. for Geosciences
- Open access to national and international researchers.
- Outdoor, freshwater, deployed in an adaptable jetfloat, placed in the lake Erssjön within Skogaryd research Catchment.
- PE-film enclosures or 20 hardshell PE enclosures (ø = 0.9 m, depth = 1.5 m, volume = 700 l)
Advanced general understanding in ecology by using modularized experiments across SITES-AquaNet stations (Sweden) or potential collaborators (Sweden, Europe and other continents). Topics: biodiversity-functioning-stability relationships, community ecology, ecological stoichiometry, food web interactions, benthic-pelagic dynamics, biochemistry (carbon cycling), cyanobacterial blooms and global change research. Possibility to combine mechanistic experiments with lake monitoring data from Lake Erssjön (e.g., phytoplankton, zooplankton, nutrients and on-site climate data, incl. temperature profile measurements).
Apogee SQ-500 (PAR), CTG Trilux fluorometer (chlorophyll-a, phycocyanin and turbidity) and Aanderaa 4531 optode (O2 and temperature) sensors fulltime deployed in each enclosure, deployed with a Campbell CR1000 datalogger and an AM16/32B multiplexer (https://www.campbellsci.com). The sensor and logger are connected to Skogaryd fiber-optic network for maintenance and data retrieval. Surveillance camera mounted for remote monitoring of the site.
Hach with DO and pH, an AP-2000 AquaRead Multiprobe (http://www.aquaread.com/portofolio/ap-2000/) equipped with a chlorophyll a sensor, and an Apogee MQ-500 (PAR) sensor with handheld meters.
Laboratory container for filtering and extraction of samples, cold storage and freezers are available at the research station. Connection to laboratories for analysis at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sc.; the Geochemical laboratory (http://www.slu.se/en/departments/aquatic-sciences-assessment/laboratories/geochemical-laboratory/), and at the Uppsala University; the Erken Laboratory (http://www.ieg.uu.se/erken-laboratory).
SITES (AquaNet, Water and Spectral projects) (http://www.fieldsites.se)