Fluid dynamical niches of phytoplankton types.

  title={Fluid dynamical niches of phytoplankton types.},
  author={Francesco D D'Ovidio and Silvia De Monte and S{\'e}verine Alvain and Yves Dandonneau and Marina Ĺevy},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={107 43},
The biogeochemical role of phytoplanktonic organisms strongly varies from one plankton type to another, and their relative abundance and distribution have fundamental consequences at the global and climatological scales. In situ observations find dominant types often associated to specific physical and chemical water properties. However, the mechanisms and spatiotemporal scales by which marine ecosystems are organized are largely not known. Here we investigate the spatiotemporal organization of… CONTINUE READING

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