Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Research article
28 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 28 Aug 2020

Distribution of planktonic foraminifera in the subtropical South Atlantic: depth hierarchy of controlling factors

Douglas Lessa, Raphaël Morard, Lukas Jonkers, Igor M. Venancio, Runa Reuter, Adrian Baumeister, Ana Luiza Albuquerque, and Michal Kucera


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Dec 2019) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jun 2020) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
RR by Antje Voelker (11 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish as is (13 Jul 2020) by S. Wajih A. Naqvi
Short summary
We observed that living planktonic foraminifera had distinct vertically distributed communities across the Subtropical South Atlantic. In addition, a hierarchic alternation of environmental parameters was measured to control the distribution of planktonic foraminifer's species depending on the water depth. This implies that not only temperature but also productivity and subsurface processes are signed in fossil assemblages, which could be used to perform paleoceanographic reconstructions.
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