Protozoa and Their Role in Marine Processes

  • P. C. Reid
  • C. M. Turley
  • P. H. Burkill

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Taxonomy

  3. Methods

  4. Pollution

  5. Symbiosis

  6. Autecology

  7. Trophic Behaviour

    1. Victor Smetacek
      Pages 195-203
  8. Community Grazing

  9. Energetics and Production

    1. Johanna Laybourn-Parry
      Pages 267-279
    2. Denis H. Lynn, David H. S. Montagnes
      Pages 281-307
  10. Marine ‘Snow’ and ‘Fluff’

  11. Mineral Flux

  12. Nutrient Cycling

  13. Modelling

    1. Hugh W. Ducklow, Arnold H. Taylor
      Pages 431-442
    2. Colleen L. Moloney, John G. Field
      Pages 443-474
  14. Workshop Summary and Forward Look

    1. Lawrence R. Pomeroy
      Pages 475-492
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 493-508

About these proceedings


In the summer of 1988, under NATO sponsorship, approximately 80 scientists lived and worked together in Plymouth for two weeks to evaluate the ecological role of protozoa in the sea. Through the convivial surroundings, close working conditions and special facilities that had been brought together for NATO ASI 604/87 a 'melting pot' of ideas was formed, which stimulated the multidisciplinary creativity which is expressed in this book and in a second series of papers which will be published in Marine Microbial Food Webs under the title - "Protozoa and their Role in Marine Microbial Food Webs". Discussions of the role of protozoa in the microbial food web, in the cycling of carbon and nitrogen and the extent to which this web acts as a link or sink to metazoa in the water column were major themes of the ASI. Structured sessions covering oral and poster presentations, field work, model 1 ing, laboratory practicals and demonstrations of techniques such as image analysis and flow cytometry, formed the core of the meeting. Participants took part enthusiastically in the practical sessions developing new concepts and obtaining new insights into their work. The practicals included a 'protozoo' and some beautiful films and videos. Field excursions were made to a range of sites including a unique marine sewage farm at Looe in Cornwall, (Jones this volume). Interactive workshops allowed scientists with no modelling experience to input their results to three simulation models and a flow analysis package.


Einzeller Meeresbiologie Plankton Protozoen biology ecology marine marine biology marine processes microbes nitrogen nutrient cycling pollution protozoa taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • P. C. Reid
    • 1
  • C. M. Turley
    • 1
  • P. H. Burkill
    • 2
  1. 1.Plymouth Marine LaboratoryPlymouth, DevonUK
  2. 2.Plymouth Marine LaboratoryPlymouth, DevonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73183-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73181-5
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