Marine Nitrogen Fixation and Phytoplankton Ecology

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July 2022
208 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-4667-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-4668-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Marine Nitrogen Fixation and Phytoplankton Ecology that was published in

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Many oceans are currently undergoing rapid changes in environmental conditions such as warming temperature, acidic water condition, coastal hypoxia, etc. These changes could lead to dramatic changes in the biology and ecology of phytoplankton and consequently impact the entire marine ecosystems and global biogeochemical cycles. Marine phytoplankton can be an important indicator for the changes in marine environments and ecosystems since they are major primary producers that consolidate solar energy into various organic matter transferred to marine ecosystems throughout the food-webs. Similarly, the N2 fixers (diazotrophs) are also vulnerable to changing environmental conditions. It has been found that the polar regions can be introduced to diazotrophic activity under warming conditions and the increased N availability can lead to elevated primary productivity. Considering the fundamental roles of phytoplankton in marine ecosystems and global biogeochemical cycles, it is important to understand phytoplankton ecology and N2 fixation as a potential N source in various oceans. This Special Issue provides ecological and biogeochemical baselines in a wide range of geographic study regions for the changes in marine environments and ecosystems driven by global climate changes.

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TEP; TEP-C; phytoplankton; chlorophyll a; POC; primary production; Jaran Bay; particulate organic matter; biochemical composition; phytoplankton; Chukchi Sea; Arctic Ocean; East China Sea; phytoplankton; HPLC; diatoms; cyanobacteria; phytoplankton productivity; carbon and nitrogen; stable isotopes; Kongsfjorden; Svalbard; phytoplankton; biochemical compositions; carbohydrates; proteins; lipids; Jaran Bay; Scrippsiella trochoidea; Heterosigma akashiwo; biovolume; chlorophyll-a; particulate organic nitrogen; particulate organic carbon; South China Sea; upwelling; eddy; diatom; Trichodesmium; Rhizosolenia–Richelia; cyanobacteria; Prochlorococcus; Synechococcus; primary production; northwestern Pacific Ocean; phytoplankton; macromolecular composition; transparent exopolymer particles; Ross Sea; polar night; macromolecules; phytoplankton; Chukchi Shelf; Canada Basin; food material; Bering Sea; Chukchi Sea; HPLC; small phytoplankton; primary productivity; n/a