Distribution patterns of benthic microalgal standing stock at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

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Dayton, P. K., Watson, D., Palmisano, A., Barry, J. P., Oliver, J. S., & Rivera, D. (1986). Distribution patterns of benthic microalgal standing stock at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 6(4), 207-213. doi:10.1007/BF00443397
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TitleDistribution patterns of benthic microalgal standing stock at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
AuthorsP. Dayton, D. Watson, A. Palmisano, J. Barry, J. Oliver, D. Rivera
AbstractDuring the austral summer of 1975-76 and winter of 1977 benthic and water column chlorophyll a and phaeopigments were measured at several sites along the east and west sides of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Estimates of in situ primary productivity were made at some McMurdo Sound locations. Additionally, water column samples were collected at 5 stations in the Ross Sea during January, 1976. Standing stock data are analyzed to identify seasonal and spatial patterns. Variability in algal standing stock was related to ambient light levels and appeared to be mediated by ice and snow cover whereby the highest algal standing stock was present under high light conditions (low ice and snow cover, shallow water, summer). Differences in published benthic invertebrate densities appear to be closely allied to differences in benthic primary production, and less so to in situ planktonic ice microalgal production. © 1986 Springer-Verlag.
JournalPolar Biology
Date1986
Volume6
Issue4
Start page207
End page213
ISSN0722-4060
NoteCited By (since 1996):49, Seaweeds, Antarctica, CODEN: POBID

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