Use and Transfer of Organic Matter in Marine Food Webs



In this chapter, we examine the production, use, and loss of dissolved and particulate organic matter in marine food webs. We first highlight microbial aspects of food webs, a subject that has recently undergone major advances. We then review past and current views of marine food webs, briefly mention some aspects of dissolved organic matter, then take a closer look at the major groups of taxa involved in the dynamics of dissolved organic matter, go on with a discussion of a series of loose to obligate interspecies relationships, and then end with an introduction to consumers of particulate food items.


Dissolve Organic Matter Microbial Loop Heterotrophic Flagellate Viral Lysis Gelatinous Zooplankton 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations