Resurrecting the ecological underpinnings of ocean plankton blooms.

@article{Behrenfeld2014ResurrectingTE,
  title={Resurrecting the ecological underpinnings of ocean plankton blooms.},
  author={Michael J. Behrenfeld and Emmanuel S. Boss},
  journal={Annual review of marine science},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={
          167-94
        }
}
  • M. Behrenfeld, E. Boss
  • Published 3 January 2014
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Annual review of marine science
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