Recent Changes in Phytoplankton Communities Associated with Rapid Regional Climate Change Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula

@article{MontesHugo2009RecentCI,
  title={Recent Changes in Phytoplankton Communities Associated with Rapid Regional Climate Change Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula},
  author={Martin A. Montes-Hugo and Scott C. Doney and Hugh W. Ducklow and William R. Fraser and Douglas G. Martinson and Sharon E. Stammerjohn and Oscar Schofield},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323},
  pages={1470 - 1473}
}
The climate of the western shelf of the Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) is undergoing a transition from a cold-dry polar-type climate to a warm-humid sub-Antarctic–type climate. Using three decades of satellite and field data, we document that ocean biological productivity, inferred from chlorophyll a concentration (Chl a), has significantly changed along the WAP shelf. Summertime surface Chl a (summer integrated Chl a ∼63% of annually integrated Chl a) declined by 12% along the WAP over the past 30… 

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