Biogeochemical fluxes through microzooplankton

  title={Biogeochemical fluxes through microzooplankton},
  author={Erik T. Buitenhuis and Richard B. Rivkin and S{\'e}vrine F. Sailley and Corinne Le Quéré},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
Microzooplankton ingest a significant fraction of primary production in the ocean and thus remineralize nutrients and stimulate regenerated primary production. We synthesized observations on microzooplankton carbon‐specific grazing rate, partitioning of grazed material, respiration rate, microzooplankton biomass, microzooplankton‐mediated phytoplankton mortality rate, and phytoplankton growth rate. We used these observations to parameterize and evaluate the microzooplankton compartment in a… 

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