COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Zooplankton and the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Description: Marine zooplankton comprise a phylogenetically and functionally diverse assemblage of protistan and metazoan consumers that occupy multiple trophic levels in pelagic food webs. Within this complex network, carbon flows via alternative zooplankton pathways drive temporal and spatial variability in production-grazing coupling, nutrient cycling, export, and transfer efficiency to higher trophic levels. Here scientists explore current knowledge of the processing of zooplankton food ingestion by absorption, egestion, respiration, excretion, and growth (production) processes. [Source: Annual Review of Marine Science]
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Source: Annual Review of Marine Science
Publish Date: 1/1/2017
Reading Level: Expert
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