Temporal Alteration between Light- and Nutrient-Limitation of Phytoplankton Production in a Coastal Plain Estuary

  • J. R. Pennock
  • J. H. Sharp
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)

Abstract

We examined the potential for light- and nutrient-limitation of phytoplankton production in the Delaware Estuary using a hierarchy of experimental approaches including small scale bioassay experiments, ecosystem analysis of nutrient concentration and stoichiometric ratios, light-limitation modeling and determination of planktonic elemental ratios.

Keywords

Suspended Sediment Concentration Phytoplankton Production Phytoplankton Assemblage Lower Estuary Temporal Alteration 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Pennock
    • 1
  • J. H. Sharp
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Environmental Sciences ConsortiumUniversity of AlabamaDauphin IslandUSA
  2. 2.College of Marine StudiesUniversity of DelawareLewesUSA

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