The Importance of Marine Picoeukaryotes and the Search for Lost Time

submitted by: dougramsey
Unicellular eukaryotes are responsible for a massive amount of photosynthetic carbon fixation in marine systems. The smallest among these fall within the “pico” size fraction (<2 micrometers in diameter), are broadly distributed – from coastal to open-ocean environments – and are highly diverse. Picoeukaryotes contribute a significant proportion of the biomass and primary production within this size fraction, often rivaling their cyanobacterial counterparts Prochlorococcus and...

Phytoplankton and Climate Change

submitted by: sinia planeta

Dr. Jeffrey Krause explains the potential effect of global climate change on the ocean's phytoplankton and marine ecosystems. (CLIMECO Summer School, Brest France 2008; CLIMECO Summer School was sponsored by IMBER, EUR-OCEANS and WCRP).