Articles | Volume 11, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 11, 7275–7289, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-7275-2014
Biogeosciences, 11, 7275–7289, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-7275-2014

Research article 19 Dec 2014

Research article | 19 Dec 2014

Spring bloom community change modifies carbon pathways and C : N : P : Chl a stoichiometry of coastal material fluxes

K. Spilling et al.

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Recent evidence suggests that competition between phytoplankton groups is significantly affected by changing climatic factors. We investigated the effects of phytoplankton community composition on spring bloom carbon flows. The comparison of differing communities showed that community structure significantly affected C accumulation parameters. Climate-driven changes in phytoplankton dominance patterns will have far-reaching consequences for major biogeochemical cycles.
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