Continuous Plankton Records - Phytoplankton Zooplankton And Environment Northeast Atlantic And North-Sea 1958-1980

Colebrook, JM. 1982 Continuous Plankton Records - Phytoplankton Zooplankton And Environment Northeast Atlantic And North-Sea 1958-1980. Oceanologica Acta, 5 (4). 473 - 480.

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Abstract/Summary

Year-to-year fluctuations in the abundance of phytoplankton in the North-East Atlantic and the North Sea for the period 1958 to 1980 are described. Based on similarities between their annual fluctuations in abundance, the taxa may be divided into two groups, one of 12 species of diatoms and 1 species of Ceratium, the other of 5 species of Ceratium. The annual fluctuations in abundance of the Ceratium group is negatively correlated with a component of sea surface temperature (representing changes in the open ocean) and with the frequency of cyclonic weather over the United Kingdom. The Diatom group shows very similar annual fluctuations to those of most of the zooplankton species. Both groups show a high ┬Ěproportion of long wavelength variability in the form of a more less linear downward trend in abundance over the whole period. There is evidence to suggest that the high proportion of long wavelength variability shown by the zooplankton is influenced by inherent persistence in stocks from year-to year. The phytoplankton show little or no persistence. The close relationship between zooplankton and phytoplankton may, therefore, involve feed-back through nutrient recycling so influencing the annual levels of abundance of phytoplankton.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
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Date made live: 11 Feb 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:03
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/2737

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