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Open oceans in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the ecology of open oceans in polar regions. Topics covered include gradients in waters, the plankton, the physiological ecology of polar phytoplankton, the zooplankton, squid, ... More


Responses of Phytoplankton Communities to climate Variability

Andrea Belgrano, Mauricio Lima, Nils Chr. Stenseth, and Odd Lindahl

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter presents a general statistical approach to studying changes in phytoplankton species abundance in relation to climate variability. It then applies this method to an example where changes ... More


The community ecology of Vibrio cholerae

Kathryn L. Cottingham and Julia M. Butzler

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Vibrio cholerae, the causal agent of cholera, is a heterotrophic bacterium found in aquatic environments around the world. Although understanding the ecology of V. cholerae is ... More


Photosynthesis

David M. Wilkinson

in Fundamental Processes in Ecology: An earth systems approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568469
eISBN:
9780191717611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568469.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Photosynthesis — both anoxygenic and oxygenic — allows access to new sources of energy. Oxygenic photosynthesis has the potential to create an oxygen-rich atmosphere and so allow aerobic respiration, ... More


Respiration in aquatic photolithotrophs

John A. Raven and John Beardall

in Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527084
eISBN:
9780191713347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527084.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses respiratory processes in phytoplankton to demonstrate the range of respiratory processes found in phytoplankton, describe the functions of these individual pathways, and ... More


A Fresh (Water) Perspective on the Impacts of the NAO on North Atlantic ecology

Dietmar Straile

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

North Atlantic climate variability not only influences North Atlantic ecosystems, but also influences terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems across the Northern Hemisphere. This chapter discusses ... More


Primary producers: plant production and its availability

Donald S. McLusky and Michael Elliott

in The Estuarine Ecosystem: Ecology, Threats and Management

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525080
eISBN:
9780191728198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525080.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Within the estuarine ecosystem there may be several sources of plant production, including salt marsh plants, eel grass, or sea weeds. Growing directly on the surface of the mudflats may be ... More


Introductory Overview

Raymond C. Smith and Douglas G. Goodin

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Elias argues (chapter 18, p. 370) that ecosystems are shaped by environmental changes that have occurred over thousands of years so that the century to millennial timescale is of particular ... More


Fishes and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Teejay A. O'Rear and Peter B. Moyle

in Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Suisun Marsh is a vital region for desirable fishes and invertebrates. Vegetated banks, high turbidity, variable salinity, dendritic channels, and high hydrologic residence times support highly ... More


Plankton Populations and Communities

William K. W. Li

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Patterns in ecology are not easily discerned. Some, such as the allometric scaling of abundance to body size, are clearly evident in the marine plankton. Others are not so obvious, but seem to emerge ... More


Experimental Marine Macroecology: Progress and Prospects

Jon D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy

in Marine Macroecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The goal of macroecology is to gain insight into large scale ecological phenomena mainly through rigorous statistical analyses of information on species abundance, diversity, body size, and range ... More


The Organisms: The Actors Within the Abiotic Frame

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

in The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198713593
eISBN:
9780191781902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713593.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Here the organisms, that is the actors within the abiotic frame, are presented. The organisms range in size from the smallest viruses at the micrometre scale up to macrophytes and vertebrates at the ... More


Phytoplankton: Diatoms

Alexandra Kraberg and Rowena Stern

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the taxonomy of diatoms, one of the most abundant and diverse (morphologically and genetically) phytoplankton groups. They are responsible for at least 25% of global carbon ... More


Phytoplankton: Dinoflagellates

Alexandra Kraberg and Rowena Stern

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the taxonomy of dinoflagellates. Dinoflagellates occur in marine, brackish, and freshwater habitats, although they are most diverse in the marine environment. About 90% are ... More


Phytoplankton: Flagellates

Rowena Stern, Heather Esson, and Cecilia Balestreri

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the taxonomy of flagellates. Marine flagellates is an all-inclusive term which describes a plethora of different protist species scattered throughout different eukaryotic ... More


Phytoplankton Productivity

John Raven

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the productivity of phytoplankton, from the initial energy and chemical requirements for photosynthesis to the rate of production of heterotrophic organisms. Phytoplankton are ... More


Phytoplankton Biogeochemical Cycles

Carol Robinson

in Marine Plankton: A practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199233267
eISBN:
9780191835698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes how the activity of phytoplankton, bacteria, and Archaea drive the marine biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, and how climate driven changes in plankton ... More


Microorganisms 1: Phytoplankton, attached algae, and biofilms

David C. Sigee

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter gives a broad overview of freshwater algae in standing (lentic) and flowing (lotic) waters, with information on their morphological and taxonomic diversity. Algal communities are ... More


Habitat construction and functional feedbacks: How organisms modify their external conditions

Sonia E. Sultan

in Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199587070
eISBN:
9780191814013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587070.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

The presence and activities of organisms inevitably modify their external environments. These habitat construction effects in turn influence the organisms’ function and evolution in the modified ... More


Is Nature Chaotic?

Thomas N. Sherratt and David M. Wilkinson

in Big Questions in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199548606
eISBN:
9780191917769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199548606.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Centuries before King Harold of England famously received an arrow in the eye (AD 1066), Chinese officials in the T’ang dynasty (AD 618–907) began collecting annual reports on the abundance of ... More


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