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Main Title Physiological Limitations on Phytoplankton Productivity in the Ocean.
Author Falkowski, P. G. ; Greene, R. M. ; Geider, R. J. ;
CORP Author Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY. Oceanographic and Atmospheric Sciences Div.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.;National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number DE-AC02-76CH00016 ;Grants NASA-UPN-16135-05-08; EPA/600/J-93/209 ; ERLN-X199
Stock Number PB93-204923
Additional Subjects Marine biology ; Plant growth ; Phytoplankton ; Limiting factors ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Marine plants ; Environmental effects ; Nutrients ; Biomass ; Fluorescence ; Biological markers ; Aquatic productivity ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-204923 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 10p
The question of what limits primary productivity and phytoplankton biomass in natural waters has occupied oceanographers and limnologists for more than a century. To a large extent the difficulty in determining what limits primary production stems both from methodological deficiencies and semantic confusion. The identification of limiting factors has been based on primarily three techniques: correlative inference, experimental manipulation, and simulation modeling. Here the authors examine the concepts of limiting factors and explore the possibility of using in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence (a biophysical signal), in conjunction with molecular markers, to identify or diagnose factors limiting phytoplankton growth and production in the ocean.