Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 17, 187–214, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-187-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 187–214, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-187-2020

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.

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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.
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