Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 19, 2263–2271, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2263–2271, 2022
Research article
28 Apr 2022
Research article | 28 Apr 2022

Modeling the growth and sporulation dynamics of the macroalga Ulva in mixed-age populations in cultivation and the formation of green tides

Uri Obolski et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-183', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alex Liberzon, 20 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-183', Erik-jan Malta, 05 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alex Liberzon, 20 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Jan 2022) by Andrew Thurber
AR by Alex Liberzon on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2022) by Andrew Thurber
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Mar 2022) by Andrew Thurber

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Alex Liberzon on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (25 Apr 2022) by Andrew Thurber
Short summary
The algal genus Ulva plays a major role in coastal ecosystems worldwide and is a promising prospect as an seagriculture crop. A substantial hindrance to cultivating Ulva arises from sudden sporulation, leading to biomass loss. This process is not yet well understood. Here, we characterize the dynamics of Ulva growth, considering the potential impact of sporulation inhibitors, using a mathematical model. Our findings are an essential step towards understanding the dynamics of Ulva growth.
Final-revised paper