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Top-Down Control of Phytoplankton by Oysters in Chesapeake Bay, USA: Reply to Newell et al. (2007)
Marine Ecology - Progress Series
  • Lawrence R. Pomeroy, University of Georgia
  • Christopher F. D'Elia, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • Linda C. Schaffner, College of William and Mary
Document Type
Editorial
Publication Date
7-4-2007
Keywords
  • oyster,
  • hypoxia,
  • filter-feeders,
  • phytoplankton blooms
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps341299
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Abstract

Recently 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 Information
Lawrence 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_delia/2/