Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Research article
19 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 19 Jul 2018

Modeling seasonal and vertical habitats of planktonic foraminifera on a global scale

Kerstin Kretschmer, Lukas Jonkers, Michal Kucera, and Michael Schulz

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Investigation of the seasonal and vertical habitats of planktonic foraminifera using an ecosystem modeling approach K. Kretschmer, L. Jonkers, M. Kucera, and M. Schulz

Short summary
The fossil shells of planktonic foraminifera are widely used to reconstruct past climate conditions. To do so, information about their seasonal and vertical habitat is needed. Here we present an updated version of a planktonic foraminifera model to better understand species-specific habitat dynamics under climate change. This model produces spatially and temporally coherent distribution patterns, which agree well with available observations, and can thus aid the interpretation of proxy records.
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