Climate variance influence on the non-stationary plankton dynamics

Molinero, Juan Carlos, Reygondeau, Gabriel and Bonnet, Delphine (2013) Climate variance influence on the non-stationary plankton dynamics Marine Environmental Research, 89 . pp. 91-96. DOI 10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.04.006.

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We examined plankton responses to climate variance by using high temporal resolution data from 1988 to 2007 in the Western English Channel. Climate variability modified both the magnitude and length of the seasonal signal of sea surface temperature, as well as the timing and depth of the thermocline. These changes permeated the pelagic system yielding conspicuous modifications in the phenology of autotroph communities and zooplankton. The climate variance envelope, thus far little considered in climate-plankton studies, is closely coupled with the non-stationary dynamics of plankton, and sheds light on impending ecological shifts and plankton structural changes. Our study calls for the integration of the non-stationary relationship between climate and plankton in prognostic models on the productivity of marine ecosystems

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000323021300011
Keywords: Climate variance; Non-stationary; Transient dynamics; Plankton; North East Atlantic; Western English Channel
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EOE-N Experimental Ecology - Food Webs
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.04.006
ISSN: 0141-1136
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 11:24
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 07:04

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