Complex seasonal patterns of primary producers at the land-sea interface.

@article{Cloern2008ComplexSP,
  title={Complex seasonal patterns of primary producers at the land-sea interface.},
  author={James E Cloern and Alan D. Jassby},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={1294-303}
}
Seasonal fluctuations of plant biomass and photosynthesis are key features of the Earth system because they drive variability of atmospheric CO(2), water and nutrient cycling, and food supply to consumers. There is no inventory of phytoplankton seasonal cycles in nearshore coastal ecosystems where forcings from ocean, land and atmosphere intersect. We… CONTINUE READING