Primary Productivity in the Sea

  • Paul G. Falkowski

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Reviews of Primary Productivity

  3. Energy Transfer: Light Harvesting and Utilization

  4. Material Transfer: Nutrient Assimilation

  5. Growth Rates

  6. Primary Productivity in the Sea

    1. Trevor Platt, Charles L. Gallegos
      Pages 339-362
    2. K. H. Mann, A. R. O. Chapman, J. A. Gagné
      Pages 363-380
    3. Leonard Muscatine
      Pages 381-402
  7. Material Recycling

    1. Robert J. Conover, Mark E. Huntley
      Pages 461-485
    2. Manuel Fiadeiro
      Pages 487-496
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 507-531

About this book


Primary productivity in the sea accounts for ~30% of the total global annual production. Holistic understanding of the factors determining marine productivity requires detailed knowl­ edge of algal physiology and of hydrodynamics. Traditionally studies of aquatic primary productivity have heen conducted hy workers in two major schools: experimental laboratory biology, and empirical field ecology. Here an attempt was made .to hring together people from both schools to share information and con­ cepts; each author was charged with reviewing his field of exoer­ tise. The scope of the Symposium is broad, which we feel is its strength. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Depart­ ment of Energy, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Center and the MESA New York Bight Project. Thanks are due to Mrs. Margaret Dienes, with­ out whose editorial skills this volume could not have been pro­ duced, and to Mrs. Helen Kondratuk as Symposium Coordinator. Finally, we wish to record our indebtedness to Dr. Alexander Hollaender for his tireless efforts and valuable advice in sup­ porting all aspects of this Symposium.


Ocean biology ecology environment environmental protection marine

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul G. Falkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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