Magnitude of oceanic nitrogen fixation influenced by the nutrient uptake ratio of phytoplankton

@inproceedings{Mills2010MagnitudeOO,
  title={Magnitude of oceanic nitrogen fixation influenced by the nutrient uptake ratio of phytoplankton},
  author={Matthew M Mills and Kevin R. Arrigo},
  year={2010}
}
The elemental stoichiometry of sea water and particulate organic matter is remarkably similar. This observation led Redfield to hypothesize that the oceanic ratio of nitrate to phosphate is controlled by the remineralization of phytoplankton biomass1. The Redfield ratio is used universally to quantitatively link the marine nitrogen and phosphorus cycles in numerous biogeochemical applications2–4. Yet, empirical and theoretical studies show that the ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in… CONTINUE READING
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