Articles | Volume 13, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 13, 6261–6271, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6261-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 6261–6271, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6261-2016

Research article 21 Nov 2016

Research article | 21 Nov 2016

A novel approach reveals high zooplankton standing stock deep in the sea

Alexander Vereshchaka et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Aug 2016) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Alexander Vereshchaka on behalf of the Authors (25 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Sep 2016) by Gerhard Herndl
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Sep 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Sep 2016) by Gerhard Herndl
AR by Alexander Vereshchaka on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (26 Sep 2016) by Gerhard Herndl
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Our primary finding of increased plankton biomass in the deep sea suggests that energy transfer efficiency from phytoplankton to intermediate and higher trophic levels has been underestimated, and that global carbon models need to account for the large portion of oceanic primary production that zooplankton is likely respiring in the deep-pelagic realm.
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