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  Information - BG6.05 Biogeochemical interactions in chemosynthetic deep-sea ecosystems: methods, tools and strategies (co-listed in OS)

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The past decade has raised challenging issues about the nature of processes driving the interactions between the biotic and abiotic components of hydrothermal and other deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems (methane seeps, massive organic falls,..), and their role in the response of ecosystems to disturbance.
The respective importance of microbial metabolisms in carbon fixation, mineralisation and rocks alteration, the interplay between invertebrate diversity, small-scale structuration of physico-chemical gradients and the dynamics of microbial energy and element fluxes are major questions that need to be answered.
This session will address advanced inter-disciplinary research to understand basic mechanisms linking geochemical, biogeochemical, geobiological and biological processes, including the development of new instrumental devices for the exploration, observation, experimentation and monitoring at relevant scales on the seafloor.

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