Modelling the influence of copepod behaviour on faecal pellet export at high latitudes

  title={Modelling the influence of copepod behaviour on faecal pellet export at high latitudes},
  author={Margaret I. Wallace and Finlo R. Cottier and Andrew S. Brierley and Geraint A Tarling},
  journal={Polar Biology},
The contribution of faecal pellet (FP) production by zooplankton to the downward flux of particulate organic carbon (POC) can vary from <1 % to more than 90 % of total POC. This results from varying degrees of interception and consumption, and hence recycling, of FPs by zooplankton in the upper mixed layers, and the active transport of FP to depth via diel vertical migration (VM) of zooplankton. During mid-summer at high latitudes, synchronised diel VM ceases, but individual zooplankton may… CONTINUE READING


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