Structural and Functional
This project was part of an interdisciplinary study on plankton dynamics in the Gulf of Aqaba and northern Red Sea in early spring carried out onboard RV "Meteor" in February/March 1999. It focused on spatio-temporal dynamics of the biomass production, turnover of dissolved free amino acids and monosaccharides, and the community structure of the bacterioplankton in this area.
Grossart, H.P., Simon, M. 2002. Bacterioplankton dynamics in the Golf of Aqaba and the northern Red Sea in early spring, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 239: 263-276.