• Geography
  • Published 2009

The plankton ecology of south Western Australia: Temporal and spatial patterns

@inproceedings{Thompson2009ThePE,
  title={The plankton ecology of south Western Australia: Temporal and spatial patterns},
  author={Peter Alan Thompson and Anya M. Waite and Doblin and Lynnath E. Beckley and Jerzy Strzelecki and Pru I. Bonham},
  year={2009}
}
Plankton are a crucial component of the annual global carbon flux and knowledge of how they respond to environmental variation provides the basis for predictive biogeochemical modelling. Long term data from the Rottnest Island station indicate the oceanic environment in the SW is becoming significantly warmer, saltier and with more nitrate and phosphate in the euphotic zone. Our capacity to assess inter annual variability is limited but remotely sensed ocean colour data indicate a strong… CONTINUE READING