Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
Research article
07 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 07 Nov 2017

The influence of environmental variability on the biogeography of coccolithophores and diatoms in the Great Calcite Belt

Helen E. K. Smith, Alex J. Poulton, Rebecca Garley, Jason Hopkins, Laura C. Lubelczyk, Dave T. Drapeau, Sara Rauschenberg, Ben S. Twining, Nicholas R. Bates, and William M. Balch


Total article views: 3,359 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
1,688 1,502 169 3,359 923 62 94
  • HTML: 1,688
  • PDF: 1,502
  • XML: 169
  • Total: 3,359
  • Supplement: 923
  • BibTeX: 62
  • EndNote: 94
Views and downloads (calculated since 13 Apr 2017)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 13 Apr 2017)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 3,359 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 3,095 with geography defined and 264 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1


Discussed (final revised paper)

Latest update: 28 May 2023
Short summary
The Great Calcite Belt (GCB), a region of high calcite concentration from coccolithophores, covers 60 % of the Southern Ocean area. We examined the influence of temperature, macronutrients, and carbonate chemistry on the distribution of mineralizing phytoplankton in the GCB. Coccolithophores occupy a niche in the Southern Ocean after the diatom spring bloom depletes silicic acid. No single environmental variable holds a dominant influence over phytoplankton biogeography in summer GCB conditions.
Final-revised paper