Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 14, 1235–1259, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 1235–1259, 2017

Research article 14 Mar 2017

Research article | 14 Mar 2017

Spring phytoplankton communities of the Labrador Sea (2005–2014): pigment signatures, photophysiology and elemental ratios

Glaucia M. Fragoso et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Oct 2016) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Glaucia Moreira Fragoso on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Dec 2016) by Koji Suzuki
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Dec 2016)
RR by S. W. Wright (05 Jan 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (07 Jan 2017) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Glaucia Moreira Fragoso on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Feb 2017) by Koji Suzuki
Short summary
This research describes a detailed analysis of current distributions of spring phytoplankton communities in the Labrador Sea based on 10 years of observations. Phytoplankton community composition varied mainly according to the contrasting hydrographical zones of the Labrador Sea. The taxonomic distinctions of these communities influenced the photosynthetic and biochemical signatures of near-surface waters, which may have a profound impact on the carbon cycle in high-latitude seas.
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