Climate variation, carbon flux, and bioturbation in the abyssal North Pacific

@article{Vardaro2009ClimateVC,
  title={Climate variation, carbon flux, and bioturbation in the abyssal North Pacific},
  author={M. Vardaro and H. Ruhl and K. Smith},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={2009},
  volume={54},
  pages={2081-2088}
}
  • M. Vardaro, H. Ruhl, K. Smith
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • We hypothesized that seasonal and interannual climate-mediated changes in particulate organic carbon (POC) flux would affect bioturbation and ultimately the sequestration of organic carbon in the deep sea. An 18-yr timeseries photographic record from 4100-m depth in the northeast Pacific Ocean showed increased abundance of Echinocrepis rostrata, a common epibenthic echinoid and bioturbator, since the late 1990s. Abundance, size, and speed data were used to estimate bioturbation potential to… CONTINUE READING

    Figures from this paper.

    Climate, carbon cycling, and deep-ocean ecosystems
    182
    Temporal change in deep-sea benthic ecosystems: a review of the evidence from recent time-series studies.
    115
    From elemental process studies to ecosystem models in the ocean biological pump

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 31 REFERENCES
    Response of diatoms distribution to global warming and potential implications: A global model study
    324
    Abrupt climate change and collapse of deep-sea ecosystems
    97
    Revisiting Carbon Flux Through the Ocean's Twilight Zone
    460
    VERTEX: carbon cycling in the northeast Pacific
    1357