Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Reviews and syntheses
18 Jul 2019
Reviews and syntheses |  | 18 Jul 2019

Reviews and syntheses: Insights into deep-sea food webs and global environmental gradients revealed by stable isotope (δ15N, δ13C) and fatty acid trophic biomarkers

Camilla Parzanini, Christopher C. Parrish, Jean-François Hamel, and Annie Mercier

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Cited articles

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This review synthesized current knowledge of deep-sea food webs and provided a preliminary analysis of global geographic patterns in the biochemical composition of deep-water organisms. Our results revealed both latitudinal and depth wise trends in the biochemical composition of deep-sea animals. In addition, the link across latitudes between surface primary production and deep-water communities was highlighted, which has important implications in the face of global climate change.
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