Influence of diatom diversity on the ocean biological carbon pump

  title={Influence of diatom diversity on the ocean biological carbon pump},
  author={Paul Tr{\'e}guer and Chris Bowler and Briva{\"e}la Moriceau and Stephanie Dutkiewicz and Marion Gehlen and Olivier Aumont and Lucie Bittner and Richard C. Dugdale and Zoe V. Finkel and D. Iudicone and Oliver Jahn and Lionel Guidi and Marine Lasbleiz and Karine Leblanc and Marina L{\'e}vy and Philippe Pondaven},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Diatoms sustain the marine food web and contribute to the export of carbon from the surface ocean to depth. They account for about 40% of marine primary productivity and particulate carbon exported to depth as part of the biological pump. Diatoms have long been known to be abundant in turbulent, nutrient-rich waters, but observations and simulations indicate that they are dominant also in meso- and submesoscale structures such as fronts and filaments, and in the deep chlorophyll maximum… 

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