Derivation and Analysis of Flow Networks for Open Ocean Plankton Systems

  • Hugh W. Ducklow
  • M. J. R. Fasham
  • Alain F. Vézina
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 32)

Abstract

Within the past decade a revolution has occurred in our understanding of the structure and functioning of marine plankton systems. Among the major developments contributing to a new paradigm for planktonic communities were the elaboration by Dugdale & Goering (1967) and Eppley & Peterson (1979) of the concept of new and regenerated production and the role of these processes in setting the balance between inputs to and outputs from the upper ocean ecosystem. Another important factor contributing to new ideas about the organization of the marine plankton was the discovery of the large and dynamic stocks of autotrophic and heterotrophic microbes and their dominant role in cycling carbon and nitrogen (Pomeroy 1974; Azam & Hodson 1977; Hobbie et al. 1977; Johnson & Sieburth 1979; Waterbury et al. 1979; Williams 1981; Ducklow 1983).

Keywords

Biomass Phosphorus Chlorophyll Urea Phytoplankton 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh W. Ducklow
    • 1
  • M. J. R. Fasham
    • 2
  • Alain F. Vézina
    • 3
  1. 1.Horn Point Environmental LaboratoriesCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Oceanographic SciencesWormley, Godalming SurreyUK
  3. 3.Département d’OcéanographieUniversité du Québec à RimouskiRimouskiCanada

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