Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 15, 413–427, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-413-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 413–427, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-413-2018

Reviews and syntheses 19 Jan 2018

Reviews and syntheses | 19 Jan 2018

Reviews and syntheses: to the bottom of carbon processing at the seafloor

Jack J. Middelburg

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Organic carbon processing at the seafloor is studied by geologists to better understand the sedimentary record, by biogeochemists to quantify burial and respiration, by organic geochemists to elucidate compositional changes, and by ecologists to follow carbon transfers within food webs. These disciplinary approaches have their strengths and weaknesses. This award talk provides a synthesis, highlights the role of animals in sediment carbon processing and presents some new concepts.
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