Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 13, 2859–2872, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 2859–2872, 2016
Research article
13 May 2016
Research article | 13 May 2016

Equatorward phytoplankton migration during a cold spell within the Late Cretaceous super-greenhouse

Niels A. G. M. van Helmond et al.

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Over the past decades large changes have been observed in the biogeographical dispersion of marine life resulting from climate change. To better understand present and future trends it is important to document and fully understand the biogeographical response of marine life during episodes of environmental change in the geological past. Here we investigate the response of phytoplankton, the base of the marine food web, to a rapid cold spell, interrupting greenhouse conditions during the Cretaceous.
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