Counterintuitive carbon-to-nutrient coupling in an Arctic pelagic ecosystem

  title={Counterintuitive carbon-to-nutrient coupling in an Arctic pelagic ecosystem},
  author={Tron Frede Thingstad and Richard R G J Bellerby and Gunnar Bratbak and Knut Yngve B\orsheim and Jorun Karin Egge and Mikal Heldal and Aud Larsen and C. J. Neill and Jens C. Nejstgaard and Svein Norland and R.-A. Sandaa and Evy Foss Skjoldal and Toshihiro Tanaka and Runar Thyrhaug and Birte T{\"o}pper},
Predicting the ocean’s role in the global carbon cycle requires an understanding of the stoichiometric coupling between carbon and growth-limiting elements in biogeochemical processes. A recent addition to such knowledge is that the carbon/nitrogen ratio of inorganic consumption and release of dissolved organic matter may increase in a high-CO2 world. This will, however, yield a negative feedback on atmospheric CO2 only if the extra organic material escapes mineralization within the photic zone… CONTINUE READING
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