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Braeckman, Ulrike; Pasotti, Francesca; Vázquez, Susana; Zacher, Katharina; Hoffmann, Ralf; Elvert, Marcus; Marchant, Hannah K; Buckner, Caroline; Quartino, Maria Liliana; Mac Cormack, Walter; Soetaert, Karline; Wenzhöfer, Frank; Vanreusel, Ann (2019): Carbon and nitrogen turnover during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897419, Supplement to: Braeckman, Ulrike; Pasotti, Francesca; Vázquez, Susana; Zacher, Katharina; Hoffmann, R; Elvert, Marcus; Marchant, Hannah K; Buckner, Caroline; Quartino, Maria Liliana; Mac Cormack, Walter; Soetaert, Karline; Wenzhöfer, Frank; Vanreusel, Ann (2019): Degradation of macroalgal detritus in shallow coastal Antarctic sediments. Limnology and Oceanography, 64, 1423-1441, https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11125

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Abstract:
To understand the fate of the increasing amount of macroalgal detritus in Antarctic shallow subtidal sediments, a mesocosm experiment was conducted to track 13C and 15N labelled macroalgal detritus into the benthic bacterial, meio- and macrofaunal biomass and respiration of sediments from Potter Cove (King George Island). We compared the degradation pathways of two macroalgae species: one considered palatable for herbivores (the red algae Palmaria decipiens), and one considered non-palatable for herbivores (the brown algae Desmarestia anceps). 15 sediment cores were taken from station Faro at 20m water depth. 13C and 15N labelled macroalgae were added to 10 cores: 5 cores received Desmarestia anceps, 5 cores received Palmaria decipiens. 5 cores did not receive any macroalgae and acted as a control. At different points in time, the cores were closed airtight for a dark incubation of 12h, during which oxygen was measured to calculate Total Oxygen Uptake (TOU), next to 13C-DIC, total nutrients and 15N-labelled nutrients (NH4, NOx and N2). The next day, the cores were sacrificed to determine the assimilation of macroalgae detritus in bacteria, microphytobenthos, meiofauna, macrofauna. Also the remaining large (>1mm) macroalgae fragments were recovered and the bulk POC and PN of the sediment was measured. The sampling points are 1d after addition, and 7, 14 and 21 and 26 days after addition of macroalgae detritus.
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Latitude: -62.175720 * Longitude: -58.667690
Date/Time Start: 2015-02-04T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2015-02-04T00:00:00
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PotterCove_Faro_20150204 * Latitude: -62.175720 * Longitude: -58.667690 * Date/Time: 2015-02-04T00:00:00 * Elevation: -18.0 m * Location: Potter Cove, King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula * Method/Device: Core (CORE) * Comment: core internal diameter 10 cm, height 25 cm, material plexi-glass, sediment porosity 0.78
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  1. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Bacterial fatty acids during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897418
  2. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Macroalgal fragment assimilation during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897424
  3. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Macrofauna carbon characteristics during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897423
  4. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Macrofauna nitrogen characteristics during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897422
  5. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Meiofauna carbon and nitrogen characteristics during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897421
  6. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Microphytobenthos fatty acids during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897420
  7. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Nitrogen and carbon characteristics of sediment during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897415
  8. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Pigment concentration of sediment during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897416
  9. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Total oxygen uptake of sediment during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897414
  10. Braeckman, U; Pasotti, F; Vázquez, S et al. (2019): Water chemistry of overlying water during a mesocosm experiment with addition of Palmaria decipiens and Desmarestia anceps to sediments from Potter Cove. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897417