Microbial diversity and processes in ports and waterways

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Complementing questions surrounding the turnover of suspended and settled organic matter in ports and waterways, we here investigate the respective microbial phylogenetic and functional diversity. Findings on the geochemistry and microbiology are combined to understand the pertaining interactions in the biogeosphere. The microbiology study is a subproject of the BIOMUD project within the sediment research network MUDNET and is conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Dr. Julia Gebert, TU Delft, Netherlands.