Modelling Primary Production

  • Trevor Platt
  • Charles L. Gallegos
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 19)


The principal theme of this paper is the mathematical representation of empirical results from observations on the physiology of marine phytoplankton, in particular observations on the relationship between photosynthesis and available light. A secondary theme will be the presentation of the state-of-the-art in photosynthesis-light models in so far as they may be applied to extended models of the marine ecosystem.


Particulate Organic Carbon Nova Scotia Euphotic Zone Random Walk Model Diel Periodicity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor Platt
    • 1
  • Charles L. Gallegos
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Ecology LaboratoryBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada

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