Ecological Carbon Sequestration in the Oceans and Climate Change

  • Richard SandersEmail author
  • Stephanie Henson
Reference work entry
Part of the Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution book series (EGEP, volume 1)


The biological carbon pump helps regulate the partitioning of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the ocean and is expected to play a fundamental role in future climate change.


Biological carbon pump Phytoplankton Ocean primary production Carbon dioxide Geoengineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Oceanography CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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