Regeneration of Nutrients

  • William G. Harrison
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)


In the ten years since this subject was last reviewed (Harrison, 1980), significant progress has been made in understanding remineralization processes in the sea, where they occur, which organisms are responsible, and what role regenerated nutrients play in primary productivity. A proliferation of research on oceanic nutrient cycles in the 80s produced numerous excellent books and review papers on the subject (Morris, 1980; Platt, 1981; Williams, 1981; Fogg, 1982; Azam et al., 1983; Carpenter and Capone, 1983; Ducklow, 1984; Fasham, 1984; Smetacek and Pollehne, 1986; Blackburn and Sϕrensen, 1988). Most of this literature has emphasized small scale to mesoscale processes within the oceanic euphotic zone and focussed on the role of microbial communities and their components in nutrient regeneration.


Dissolve Organic Matter Dissolve Organic Matter Sediment Trap Euphotic Zone Regeneration Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William G. Harrison
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  1. 1.Biological Oceanography DivisionBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada

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