Seasonal Changes in Marine Ecosystems

  • Ivan Valiela


Seasonal cycles take place in all marine ecosystems. In this chapter, we examine some examples to make evident the interplay between biological and chemical processes and meteorological and physical processes. The examples show how some of the detailed mechanisms examined in previous chapters are involved in the control of function in marine ecosystems.


Salt Marsh Seasonal Change Mixed Layer Seasonal Cycle Marine Ecosystem 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Valiela
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  1. 1.Marine Biological LaboratoryBoston University Marine ProgramWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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