Marine Net Primary Production

  • Zoe V. Finkel
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Part of the Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution book series (EGEP, volume 1)


Marine net primary production by phytoplankton fuels the marine food web. This chapter summarizes the primary controls on marine net primary production, recent temporal patterns in regional and global net primary production, and projections for net marine primary production over the next century.


Net primary production Primary productivity Climate change Carbon cycle Photosynthesis Phytoplankton 



The work is funded by the Canada Research Chair and NSERC Discovery programs. I thank A. J. Irwin for his assistance with Fig. 15.1 and manuscript preparation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Environmental Science Program, Mt Allison UniversitySackvilleCanada

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