The Carbon Cycle: Production and Transformations of Organic Matter

  • Ivan Valiela


The sea contains a substantial amount of carbon compared to that present in the atmosphere* or in terrestrial organisms (Table 13-1); only rock deposits contain more carbon, but these resources are not involved in the carbon cycle at ecologically meaningful time scales.


Organic Matter Organic Carbon Salt Marsh Carbon Cycle Sulfate Reduction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Valiela
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  1. 1.Marine Biological LaboratoryBoston University Marine ProgramWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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