Primary Productivity and Biogeochemical Cycles in the Sea

  • Paul G. Falkowski
  • Avril D. Woodhead
  • Katherine Vivirito

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Honorary Lecture

  3. Factors Limiting Primary Productivity in the Sea I. Light

  4. Factors Limiting Primary Productivity in the Sea II. Nutrients

    1. John J. Cullen, Xiaolong Yang, Hugh L. MacIntyre
      Pages 69-88
    2. Richard Dugdale, Frances Wilkerson
      Pages 107-122
  5. Estimation of Global Ocean Production

    1. Dale A. Kiefer, Rick A. Reynolds
      Pages 155-174
    2. Robert R. Bidigare, Barbara B. Prézelin, Raymond C. Smith
      Pages 175-212
  6. The Role of Marine Organisms in Primary Production

    1. Sallie W. Chisholm
      Pages 213-237
    2. J. Ramus
      Pages 239-255
    3. Leonard Muscatine, Virginia Weis
      Pages 257-271
  7. New Production and Biogeochemical Cycles

    1. Trevor Platt, Pratima Jauhari, Shubba Sathyendranath
      Pages 273-284
    2. Paul K. Bienfang, David A. Ziemann
      Pages 285-297
    3. W. J. Jenkins, D. W. R. Wallace
      Pages 299-316
    4. Jorge L. Sarmiento, Ulrich Siegenthaler
      Pages 317-332
  8. Loss Processes and Material Recycling

  9. Phytoplankton in the Global Content

  10. Abstracts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. K. A. Al-Abdulkader, S. Z. El-Sayed
      Pages 505-506
    3. J. Arístegui, S. Hernández-León, M. F. Montero, S. Ballesteros, G. Basterretxea
      Pages 506-506
    4. D. A. Bronk, P. M. Gilbert
      Pages 506-507
    5. G. Garcia-Moliner, P. M. Stegmann, J. A. Yoder
      Pages 510-510
    6. Wilford Gardner, Ian Walsh, Mary Jo Richardson
      Pages 510-511
    7. T. C. Granata, J. Wiggert, M. Hamilton, T. Dickey, J. Marra, C. Langdon
      Pages 511-511
    8. B. G. Hatcher, S. V. Smith, C. J. Crossland
      Pages 513-514
    9. E. W. Helbling, V. Villafañe, M. Ferrario, O. Holm-Hansen
      Pages 514-514
    10. Ronny Herzig
      Pages 515-515
    11. T. Korpal, B. Lazar, J. Erez
      Pages 517-517

About this book


Biological processes in the oceans play a crucial role in regulating the fluxes of many important elements such as carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen, phosphorus, and silicon. As we come to the end of the 20th century, oceanographers have increasingly focussed on how these elements are cycled within the ocean, the interdependencies of these cycles, and the effect of the cycle on the composition of the earth's atmosphere and climate. Many techniques and tools have been developed or adapted over the past decade to help in this effort. These include satellite sensors of upper ocean phytoplankton distributions, flow cytometry, molecular biological probes, sophisticated moored and shipboard instrumentation, and vastly increased numerical modeling capabilities. This volume is the result of the 37th Brookhaven Symposium in Biology, in which a wide spectrum of oceanographers, chemists, biologists, and modelers discussed the progress in understanding the role of primary producers in biogeochemical cycles. The symposium is dedicated to Dr. Richard W. Eppley, an intellectual giant in biological oceanography, who inspired a generation of scientists to delve into problems of understanding biogeochemical cycles in the sea. We gratefully acknowledge support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Special thanks to Claire Lamberti for her help in producing this volume.


Ocean Oceanography biogeochemical cycles biosphere environment environmental protection marine phytoplankton plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul G. Falkowski
    • 1
  • Avril D. Woodhead
    • 2
  • Katherine Vivirito
    • 3
  1. 1.Oceanographic and Atmospheric, Sciences DivisionBrookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentBrookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA
  3. 3.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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