Large Plankton Enhance Heterotrophy Under Experimental Warming in a Temperate Coastal Ecosystem

Tamara Huete-Stauffer, Nestor Arandia-Gorostidi, Natalia González-Benítez, Laura Díaz-Pérez, Alejandra Calvo-Díaz, Xose Anxelu G. Moran

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Abstract

Microbes are key players in oceanic carbon fluxes. Temperate ecosystems are seasonally variable and thus suitable for testing the effect of warming on microbial carbon fluxes at contrasting oceanographic conditions. In four experiments conducted in February, April, August and October 2013 in coastal NE Atlantic waters, we monitored microbial plankton stocks and daily rates of primary production, bacterial heterotrophic production and respiration at in situ temperature and at 2 and 4°C over ambient values during 4-day incubations. Ambient total primary production (TPP) exceeded total community respiration (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1154
Number of pages16
JournalEcosystems
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2017

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