Production Biology of Phytoplankton
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The long-term goal is to continue to review critically and creatively knowledge about interactions between bulk marine phytoplankton and zooplankton versus the hydrographic and chemical environment, as well as the feedback from the planktonic processes to the abiotic environment. Both existing observations and data collected by current programs are being used. While the emphasis is on regional oceanography, the understanding of the sea itself rather than the biology of marine organisms is at issue. The FY1999 focus of my work continued to be on regional oceanography, emphasizing the geographic and seasonal distribution of phytoplankton. The study of the distributions in the upper one-quarter to one-third of the photic zone in the subarctic Pacific and the Arabian Sea as viewed from space was completed. The underlying processes were considered principally as problems of population growth, rather than of phytoplankton physiology. Secondly, editing previously commissioned translations about zooplankton physiology and regional oceanography of the Arabian Sea was started in earnest, in order to open windows into a largely unknown marine literature published in Russian,.
- Biological Oceanography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography