Phytoplankton Photosynthesis-Light Relationship in the Pas Estuary, Cantabria, Spain

  • Luisa Perez
  • J. C. Canteras
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 43)


We investigated the relationship between the photosynthesis-irradiance (P-I) curves of natural phytoplankton assemblages and environmental conditions in a partially mixed estuary, the Pas. During an annual cycle, primary production was measured both by in situ and laboratory (light-saturation curve) incubation methods.


Biomass Phosphorus Chlorophyll Phytoplankton Turbidity 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luisa Perez
    • 1
  • J. C. Canteras
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Marine StudiesUniversity of DelawareLewesUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of EcologyUniversity of CantabriaSantanderSpain

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