Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 19, 1833–1851, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1833-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 1833–1851, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1833-2022
Research article
01 Apr 2022
Research article | 01 Apr 2022

Spatial changes in community composition and food web structure of mesozooplankton across the Adriatic basin (Mediterranean Sea)

Emanuela Fanelli 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
  • AC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-240', Emanuela Fanelli, 07 Oct 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-240', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Emanuela Fanelli, 26 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-240', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Nov 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Emanuela Fanelli, 26 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Nov 2021) by Andrew Thurber
AR by Emanuela Fanelli on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2022)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2022) by Andrew Thurber
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2022) by Andrew Thurber

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Emanuela Fanelli on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (30 Mar 2022) by Andrew Thurber
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Short summary
Zooplankton play a key role in marine ecosystems, forming the base of the marine food web and a link between primary producers and higher-order consumers, such as fish. This aspect is crucial in the Adriatic basin, one of the most productive and overexploited areas of the Mediterranean Sea. A better understanding of community and food web structure and their response to water mass changes is essential under a global warming scenario, as zooplankton are sensitive to climate change.
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