Special Issue "Advances in Marine Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Chiara Santinelli
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Chief Guest Editor
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Sgonico, Italy
Interests: dissolved organic matter (DOM) dynamics in both coastal areas and open sea waters, with particular regard to the role of DOM in the global carbon cycle; ocean–atmosphere interactions; DOM production and removal processes; DOM biological lability
Dr. Emanuele Organelli
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Co-Guest Editor
Laboratoire d’Ocèanographie de Villefranche, Sorbonne Université/CNRS, Villefranche sur mer, France
Interests: colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM); CDOM production by phytoplankton and interactions with phytoplankton diversity; carbon cycle; marine optics; ocean color remote sensing; autonomous observations; marginal seas and open ocean

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) is one of the largest reservoirs of carbon on the planet and represents the main source of energy for heterotrophic prokaryotes. Containing as much carbon as the atmosphere and having a great ecological significance, DOM plays a key role in regulating air–sea CO2 exchanges and oceanic carbon sequestration that, ultimately, controls the Earth’s climate.

This Special Issue aims at publishing the most exciting research with respect to in-field, laboratory, biogeochemical modeling, and space-based studies that can help to understand where we are and how we go further in the knowledge of marine DOM. Multiplatform observations and studies on DOM–microbe interactions are welcomed. Investigations both at the global as well as at the regional scale are encouraged.

Dr. Chiara Santinelli
Dr. Emanuele Organelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Dissolved organic matter
  • Chromophoric DOM (CDOM)
  • DOM–microbe interactions
  • CDOM and phytoplankton
  • Ocean observations
  • Biogeochemical modelling
  • Carbon cycle
  • Phosphorous cycle
  • Nitrogen cycle

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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