Top-Down Control of Phytoplankton by Oysters in Chesapeake Bay, USA: Reply to Newell et al. (2007)Marine Ecology - Progress Series
- phytoplankton blooms
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps341299
AbstractRecently published models, which allow for spatial and temporal matching of oyster and phytoplankton populations in mainstream Chesapeake Bay, support the conclusion of Pomeroy et al. (2006; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 325:301-309) that oysters cannot, and could not, control the spring blooms that are the ultimate cause of summer hypoxia. We enlarge upon our earlier exposition of how top-down and bottom-up processes interact in Chesapeake Bay to permit the occurrence of phytoplankton blooms in spring, but not in summer.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Marine Ecology - Progress Series, v. 341, p. 299-301.
Citation InformationLawrence R. Pomeroy, Christopher F. D'Elia and Linda C. Schaffner. "Top-Down Control of Phytoplankton by Oysters in Chesapeake Bay, USA: Reply to Newell et al. (2007)" Marine Ecology - Progress Series Vol. 341 (2007) p. 299 - 301
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