WIT Press


Coastal Plankton Response To Nutrient Enrichment: An Experimental System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970151

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

894 kb

Author(s)

P. Mozetic, V. Turk, A. Malej, S. Terzic, M. Ahef & G. Cauwet

Abstract

The approach of a model system was chosen to simulate the natural nutrient status, the biological processes of the Gulf of Trieste (Adriatic Sea) and the effects of nutrient addition. Nutrient enrichment experiments were conducted in June 1994 and April 1995 to estimate the effects of different nutrient concentrations and ratios on coastal plankton dynamics and the production of organic matter. Natural phytoplankton were incubated in situ with the addition of four artificial nutrient sources (phosphate, nitrogen as nitrate+ammonium, silicate, a mixture of all nutrients) and natural nutrient so

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