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Phaeocystis, major link in the biogeochemical cycling of climate-relevant elements

  • M. A. van Leeuwe
  • J. Stefels
  • S. Belviso
  • C. Lancelot
  • P. G. Verity
  • W. W. C. Gieskes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Maria van Leeuwe
    Pages 1-2
  3. Linda Medlin, Adriana Zingone
    Pages 3-18
  4. Véronique Rousseau, Marie-Josèphe Chrétiennot-Dinet, Anita Jacobsen, Peter Verity, Stuart Whipple
    Pages 29-47
  5. G. R. DiTullio, N. Garcia, S. F. Riseman, P. N. Sedwick
    Pages 71-81
  6. P. N. Sedwick, N. S. Garcia, S. F. Riseman, C. M. Marsay, G. R. DiTullio
    Pages 83-97
  7. Anne-Carlijn Alderkamp, Anita G. J. Buma, Marion van Rijssel
    Pages 99-118
  8. Jens C. Nejstgaard, Kam W. Tang, Michael Steinke, Jörg Dutz, Marja Koski, Elvire Antajan et al.
    Pages 147-172
  9. L. Seuront, C. Lacheze, M. J. Doubell, J. R. Seymour, V. Van Dongen-Vogels, K. Newton et al.
    Pages 173-188
  10. Marion van Rijssel, Anne-Carlijn Alderkamp, Jens C. Nejstgaard, Andrey F. Sazhin, Peter G. Verity
    Pages 189-200
  11. Corina P. D. Brussaard, Gunnar Bratbak, Anne-Claire Baudoux, Piet Ruardij
    Pages 201-215
  12. Sabine Schmidt, Sauveur Belviso, Paul Wassmann, Gérard Thouzeau, Jacqueline Stefels
    Pages 235-244

About this book


The ubiquitous marine microalgal species Phaeocystis plays an important role in biogeochemical cycles. Phaeocystis has a complicated life cycle, which makes it hard to decipher the role of this organism in ecosystem dynamics and hence its role in elemental cycles. This volume offers a selection of papers that have been presented at the final meeting of Working Group # 120 "Phaeocystis, major link in the biogeochemical cycling of climate-relevant elements", of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). The combination of a diverse yet well selected spectrum of scientific disciplines – varying from phylogeny to microbiogeochemistry and ecological modeling – makes this a very complete volume; it will no doubt become an important reference to all those working with Phaeocystis. This book comprises important review papers by various top authors in the field. Topics that are addressed reach from the organism level (taxonomy and life cycles) to ecosystem dynamics (interaction with viruses and grazing dynamics). The role of Phaeocystis in carbon cycling is focus of various chapters, as well as its role in sulphur cycling. The last treatise of this volume comprises a synthesis of all the presentations of the meeting. This chapter highlights the most relevant insights that have been gained so far and defines urgent questions that need to be addressed in future research.


Atlantic Ocean Hotspot Indian Ocean Ocean Phaeocystis Virus distribution ecology ecosystem ecosystem dynamics environment fluxes marine phylogeny trophic interactions

Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. van Leeuwe
    • 1
  • J. Stefels
    • 1
  • S. Belviso
    • 2
  • C. Lancelot
    • 3
  • P. G. Verity
    • 4
  • W. W. C. Gieskes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Groningen The Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’EnvironnmentGif sur YvetteFrance
  3. 3.Université Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  4. 4.Skidaway Institute of OceanographySavannahUSA

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