The Carbon Cycle 2: Reactions Under Reducing Conditions

  • Ivan Valiela


This chapter first identifies the processes that lead to low-oxygen conditions in marine environments, then delves into various mechanisms that consume organic matter under hypoxic or anoxic conditions, considers the way these mechanisms result in vertical profiles of reactants and rates, and segues into a discussion of trajectories of extent and environments in which organic matter that survives microbial metabolism is sequestered away from circulation in the biosphere.


Salt Marsh Sulfate Reduction Energy Yield Overlie Water Seagrass Meadow 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Distinguished Scientist The Ecosystems CenterMarine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA

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