Production in Marine Ecosystems

Production in Marine Ecosystems - that are more limiting in...

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Production in Marine Ecosystems Limiting factors in Marine Ecosystems Light – more than half the light is absorbed in the first meter of water Even clear water at 20 m only 5-10% of the light is available We should then see an increase in production from poles toward the equator but we don’t Its actually nutrients
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Unformatted text preview: that are more limiting in marine ecosystems than Production in Marine Ecosystems Limiting nutrient Nutrients that must be added for production to increase In marine ecosystems nitrogen and phosphorus are limiting Iron is also limiting in parts of the ocean Iron is supplied by wind blown dust...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course BIOL 001 taught by Professor Nathan during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.

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