Articles | Volume 20, issue 16
Ideas and perspectives
23 Aug 2023
Ideas and perspectives |  | 23 Aug 2023

Ideas and perspectives: The fluctuating nature of oxygen shapes the ecology of aquatic habitats and their biogeochemical cycles – the aquatic oxyscape

Marco Fusi, Sylvain Rigaud, Giovanna Guadagnin, Alberto Barausse, Ramona Marasco, Daniele Daffonchio, Julie Régis, Louison Huchet, Capucine Camin, Laura Pettit, Cristina Vina-Herbon, and Folco Giomi

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Cited articles

Aldunate, M., De la Iglesia, R., Bertagnolli, A. D., and Ulloa, O.: Oxygen modulates bacterial community composition in the coastal upwelling waters off central Chile, Deep-Res. Pt. II, 156, 68–79,, 2018. 
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Antão, L. H., Bates, A. E., Blowes, S. A., Waldock, C., Supp, S. R., Magurran, A. E., Dornelas, M., and Schipper, A. M.: Temperature-related biodiversity change across temperate marine and terrestrial systems, Nat. Ecol. Evol., 4, 927–933,, 2020. 
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Oxygen availability in marine water and freshwater is very variable at daily and seasonal scales. The dynamic nature of oxygen fluctuations has important consequences for animal and microbe physiology and ecology, yet it is not fully understood. In this paper, we showed the heterogeneous nature of the aquatic oxygen landscape, which we defined here as the oxyscape, and we addressed the importance of considering the oxyscape in the modelling and managing of aquatic ecosystems.
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