Plankton Production Biology
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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LONG-TERM GOALS I continue to investigate geographic and seasonal distributions of hydrographic, chemical, and planktological phenomena in the northern, central, and eastern Arabian Sea, including the continental shelf. Occasionally I comment on general oceanographic or ecological principles. The arranging for publication of translations of monographs by Russian-language authors continues. OBJECTIVES 1. To comment on the seeming controversy in ecology of bottom-up versus top down regulation of marine and terrestrial communities. 2. To study the ventilation of the upper thermocline in the northernmost Arabian Sea by winter convection. 3. To open windows to the Russian oceanographic literature by arranging for publication of translations of monographs by Russian-language authors.