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dc.contributor.authorMoreno-Ostos, Enrique
dc.contributor.authorBlanco, José María
dc.contributor.authorAgusti, Susana
dc.contributor.authorLubián, Luis M.
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Valeriano
dc.contributor.authorPalomino, Roberto L.
dc.contributor.authorLlabrés, Moira
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Jaime
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-11T10:42:37Z
dc.date.available2015-08-11T10:42:37Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-07
dc.identifier.citationPhytoplankton biovolume is independent from the slope of the size spectrum in the oligotrophic atlantic ocean 2015 Journal of Marine Systems
dc.identifier.issn09247963
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.07.008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/565835
dc.description.abstractModelling the size-abundance spectrum of phytoplankton has proven to be a very useful tool for the analysis of physical-biological coupling and the vertical flux of carbon in oceanic ecosystems at different scales. A frequent observation relates high phytoplankton biovolume in productive regions with flatter spectrum slope and the opposite in oligotrophic ecosystems. Rather than this, the relationship between high biovolume phytoplankton assemblages and flatter size-abundance spectra does not correspond with measurements of the phytoplankton community in the Atlantic Ocean open waters. As part of the Malaspina Circunnavegation Expedition, sixty seven sampling stations within the Atlantic Ocean covering six oceanographic provinces, at different seasons, produced a complete set of phytoplankton size-spectra whose slope and biovolume did not show any obvious interrelation. In these oligotrophic sites, small (procaryotes) and medium-size (nanoplankton) cells are responsible for the most part of biovolume, and their response to environmental conditions does not apply to changes in the size-abundance spectrum slope as expected in richer, large-cell dominated ecosystems.
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dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0924796315001323
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Marine Systems. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Marine Systems, 6 August 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.07.008
dc.subjectPhytoplankton
dc.subjectsize-abundance spectrum
dc.subjectbiovolume
dc.subjectAtlantic Ocean
dc.subjectMalaspina Circunnavegation Expedition
dc.titlePhytoplankton biovolume is independent from the slope of the size spectrum in the oligotrophic atlantic ocean
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Marine Systems
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidad de Málaga, Department of Ecology, Campus Teatinos S/N, 29071 Málaga, Spain
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Global Change Research, IMEDEA Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados (CSIC-UIB), Miquel Marqués 21, 07190 Esporles, Mallorca, Spain
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC), Campus Universitario Río San Pedro, s/n, Puerto Real, Cádiz, 11519, Spain
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personAgusti, Susana
refterms.dateFOA2017-08-06T00:00:00Z
dc.date.published-online2015-08-07
dc.date.published-print2015-12


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