Productivity of Seaweeds
The goal of this manuscript is to assess this field of research for the 1980s, and to highlight the progress and the needs with specific examples. The goal is not an exhaustive review of the literature; thus, many fine contributions are not cited here. The topic is seaweed productivity sensu strictu, from the ecological perspective rather than the physiological perspective. The subject is seaweed biomass and net carbon (C) fixation rates, the regulation of those parameters by environmental properties, and techniques for assessing those parameters. Seaweeds here are marine macroalgae, mostly the chlorophytes (greens), phaeophytes (browns), and rhodophytes (reds).
KeywordsDissolve Inorganic Nitrogen Kelp Forest Marine Macroalgae Soluble Reactive Phosphate Giant Kelp
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