Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 18, 5789–5809, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5789-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5789–5809, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5789-2021

Research article 28 Oct 2021

Research article | 28 Oct 2021

Population dynamics and reproduction strategies of planktonic foraminifera in the open ocean

Julie Meilland et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-141', Ralf Schiebel, 16 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Julie Meilland, 28 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-141 “Population dynamics and reproduction strategies of planktonic foraminifera in the open ocean” by Julie Meilland et al. ', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Julie Meilland, 28 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Oct 2021) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Julie Meilland on behalf of the Authors (04 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Oct 2021) by Hiroshi Kitazato
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Short summary
Planktonic foraminifera population dynamics has long been assumed to be controlled by synchronous reproduction and ontogenetic vertical migration (OVM). Due to contradictory observations, this concept became controversial. We here test it in the Atlantic ocean for four species of foraminifera representing the main clades. Our observations support the existence of synchronised reproduction and OVM but show that more than half of the population does not follow the canonical trajectory.
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