Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 17, 187–214, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 187–214, 2020

Research article 17 Jan 2020

Research article | 17 Jan 2020

Flux variability of phyto- and zooplankton communities in the Mauritanian coastal upwelling between 2003 and 2008

Oscar E. Romero et al.

Data sets

Fluxes of diatoms, coccolithophorids, calcareous and organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts, planktonic foraminifera and pteropods and the species-specific composition of the assemblages collected at the mooring site CBeu O. E. Romero, G. Fischer, K.-H. Baumann, K. A. F. Zonneveld, and B. Donner

Short summary
Monitoring of the multiannual evolution of populations representing different trophic levels allows for obtaining insights into the impact of climate variability in marine coastal upwelling ecosystems. By using a multiyear, continuous (1,900 d) sediment trap record, we assess the dynamics and fluxes of calcareous, organic and siliceous microorganisms off Mauritania (NW Africa). The experiment allowed for the recognition of a general sequence of seasonal variations of the main populations.
Final-revised paper