Patrick Laan

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The availability of iron limits primary productivity and the associated uptake of carbon over large areas of the ocean. Iron thus plays an important role in the carbon cycle, and changes in its supply to the surface ocean may have had a significant effect on atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations over glacial-interglacial cycles. To date, the role of(More)
Rumex thyrsiflorus, Rumex crispus andRumex maritimus show a differential flood-tolerance in the river ecosystem in the Netherlands.R. thyrsiflorus occurs at high-elevated habitats and is flood-intolerant, the other two species occur at lower-elevated habitats and are flood-tolerant. We compared their respiratory activity under aerobic and anaerobic(More)
Iron (Fe) is an essential trace element for marine life. Extremely low Fe concentrations limit primary production and nitrogen fixation in large parts of the oceans and consequently influence ocean ecosystem functioning. The importance of Fe for ocean ecosystems makes Fe one of the core chemical trace elements in the international GEOTRACES program. Despite(More)
The distribution of size fractionated dissolved iron (DFe, <0.2 mum) species was determined in the upper water column (0-150 m) of the Canary Basin (25-32 degrees N and 18-24 degrees W) on a research cruise in October 2002. A DFe concentration gradient resulting from a decrease in both soluble iron (SFe, <0.02 microm) and colloidal iron (CFe, 0.02-0.2(More)
In both hydroculture experiments and a greenhouse trial the combined effects of flooding and high iron levels on the growth and occurrence of iron toxicity were investigated in threeRumex species having different flood tolerance. In a hydroculture experiment the plants were subjected to different FeCl2 concentrations and anaerobiosis. At solution iron(More)
In the oxygen-rich layer of the Black Sea, above the permanent halocline, the Fe and nitrate concentrations are low where fluorescence is relatively high, indicating uptake by phytoplankton. In this study we used ligand exchange adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry (CLE-aCSV), using 2-(2-Thiazolylazo)-p-cresol (TAC) as measuring ligand, to investigate(More)
Oxygen uptake characteristics of the roots of three Rumex species were compared, and related to kinetics of the respiratory system and to root anatomy. The observed differences could not be explained by differences in fundamental characteristics of the oxygen uptake system: with all three species, cytochromemediated respiration contributed 70% and(More)
The growth characteristics of threeRumex species were determined under different solution oxygen concentrations in hydroculture. These species all occur in a river foreland ecosystem and they were found to differ in their flood tolerance. The flood-tolerantR. maritimus undR. crispus developed a large number of new, aerenchymatous roots within a short period(More)
Processes of cobalt (Co) entrainment from shelf sediments over the Kerguelen Plateau were studied during the KEOPS (Kerguelen Ocean Plateau compared Study) in order to explain the exceptionally high dissolved cobalt concentrations that have been measured in the surface waters above the Kerguelen Plateau, and in intermediate and deep waters above its eastern(More)
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