Phytoplankton Community Dynamic: A Driver for Ciliate Trophic Strategies

  title={Phytoplankton Community Dynamic: A Driver for Ciliate Trophic Strategies},
  author={Lumi Haraguchi and Hans Henrik Jakobsen and Nina Lundholm and Jacob Carstensen},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
Phytoplankton plays a key role as primary producers and mediating biogeochemical cycles in the water column. The understanding of the temporal dynamic of primary grazers channelling energy and carbon from primary producers is important for evaluating aquatic ecosystems functioning. This study investigates the coupling between phytoplankton and ciliates from live samples collected with approximately daily frequency during an almost two-year cycle. The study site is a nutrient-rich temperate… 

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