Primary production project

Interdisciplinary study investigating primary production in lakes of decreasing nutrient levels (oligotrophication)

The goal of the interdisciplinary Primary Production Project is:

to develop and test improved methods of estimating primary productivity and respiration using Lake Geneva as the experimental site: LéXPLORE Platform

to quantify the short-term and annual variability of the primary productivity and identify the drivers of those variations, and

to explain the unexpected high productivity despite the decreasing nutrient levels (oligotrophication).

This project consists of the following interdisciplinary sub-projects: