Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 17, 3471–3486, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3471-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 3471–3486, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3471-2020

Research article 08 Jul 2020

Research article | 08 Jul 2020

On giant shoulders: how a seamount affects the microbial community composition of seawater and sponges

Kathrin Busch et al.

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Microbial diversity and biogeochemical parameters at Schulz Bank seamount (Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge) measured in summer 2016, 2017 and 2018 K. Busch, U. Hanz, F. Mienis, B. Müller, A. Franke, E. M. Roberts, H. T. Rapp, and U. Hentschel https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.911304

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Seamounts are globally abundant submarine structures that offer great potential to study the impacts and interactions of environmental gradients at a single geographic location. In an exemplary way, we describe potential mechanisms by which a seamount can affect the structure of pelagic and benthic (sponge-)associated microbial communities. We conclude that the geology, physical oceanography, biogeochemistry, and microbiology of seamounts are even more closely linked than currently appreciated.
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