Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science
Volume 130 All articles Published: 17 July 2021 Article ID 0138 Research article
Protective role of carbon sequestration by free living nematodes in Arctic Kongsfjord (intermediate zone), Svalbard in the emerging climate change scenario
P P KRISHNAPRIYA N K ASWATHY M M DHANYA M JIMA P R JAYACHANDRAN S BIJOY NANDAN M HARIKRISHNAN K P KRISHNAN
The proportion of blue carbon contribution by benthic fauna with regard to climate change issue is a relevant topic recent times. The present study is focusing on the carbon potential and blue carbon contribution of meiobenthic nematodes in the intermediate zone of Arctic Kongsfjord during 2015–2017 and the study is the first of its kind from this region. Foraminifera and Nematoda were the dominant fauna in 2015; whereas it was Foraminifera in 2016 and Tintinnida and Nematoda in 2017. Significant difference was noticed in the community structure of meiofauna in this three consecutive years. Twenty six nematodes were identified from the intermediate zone and their individual carbon potential and total blue carbon during the above-mentioned period is estimated.
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