Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Research article
10 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 10 Apr 2019

A trait-based modelling approach to planktonic foraminifera ecology

Maria Grigoratou, Fanny M. Monteiro, Daniela N. Schmidt, Jamie D. Wilson, Ben A. Ward, and Andy Ridgwell


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Feb 2019) by Ciavatta Stefano
AR by Maria Grigoratou on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Mar 2019) by Ciavatta Stefano
RR by Sakina-Dorothée Ayata (12 Mar 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Mar 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Mar 2019) by Ciavatta Stefano
AR by Maria Grigoratou on behalf of the Authors (27 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The paper presents a novel study based on the traits of shell size, calcification and feeding behaviour of two planktonic foraminifera life stages using modelling simulations. With the model, we tested the cost and benefit of calcification and explored how the interactions of planktonic foraminifera among other plankton groups influence their biomass under different environmental conditions. Our results provide new insights into environmental controls in planktonic foraminifera ecology.
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