Mesopelagic zone ecology and biogeochemistry – a synthesis

  title={Mesopelagic zone ecology and biogeochemistry – a synthesis},
  author={Carol Robinson and Deborah K. Steinberg and Thomas R. Anderson and Javier Arı́stegui and Craig Carlson and Jessica R. Frost and Jean-Franc and ois Ghiglione and Santiago Hern{\'a}ndez-Le{\'o}n and George A. Jackson and Rolf Koppelmann and Bernard Qu{\'e}guiner and Olivier Ragueneau and Fereidoun Rassoulzadegan and Bruce H. Robison and Christian Tamburini and Tsuneo Tanaka and Karen F. Wishner and Jing Zhang},
The mesopelagic zone is the oceanic region through which carbon and other elements must pass in order to reach deeper waters or the sea floor. However, the food web interactions that occur in the mesopelagic zone are difficult to measure and so, despite their crucial importance to global elemental cycles, are not very well known. Recent developments in technology and new approaches have advanced the study of the variability in and controls upon the distribution and diversity of organisms in the… CONTINUE READING
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