The emergence of regularity and variability in marine ecosystems: the combined role of physics, chemistry and biology

@inproceedings{Ballantyne2011TheEO,
  title={The emergence of regularity and variability in marine ecosystems: the combined role of physics, chemistry and biology},
  author={Ford Ballantyne and Michel M E Schofield and Simon A. Levin},
  year={2011}
}
Marine ecosystems play an integral role in the functioning of life on earth. To predict how they will respond to global changes, and to effectively manage and maintain services upon which humans rely, we must understand how biological processes at the cellular level generate macroscopic patterns in the oceans. Here, we discuss how physics and biogeochemistry influence and constrain marine ecosystem structure and function, and outline key regularities and patterns of variability that models… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures and tables from this paper.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 125 references

Mix and match: how climate selects phytoplankton

Nature Reviews Microbiology • 2007
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The problem of pattern and scale

S. A. Levin
in ecology. Ecology, • 1992
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Spatial autocorrelation of plankton community composition in a continental shelf ecosystem

D. L. Mackas
Limnol. Oceanogr., • 1984
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Ocean acidification unprecedented, unsettling.

Science • 2010
View 1 Excerpt
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…