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By Stuart Findlay, Robert L. Sinsabaugh

ISBN-10: 008052754X

ISBN-13: 9780080527543

ISBN-10: 0122563719

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Aquatic Ecosystems explains the interaction among numerous pursuits of subject and effort via ecosystems mediated by way of Dissolved natural subject. This ebook offers details on how a lot DOM there's in a specific aquatic environment and the place it originates. It explains no matter if the DOM composition varies every now and then and position to put. It additionally info how DOM turns into included into microbial foodstuff webs, and offers a greater, clarifying, knowing to its value of DOM. Dissolved natural subject (called DOM) is amazingly vital in all aquatic ecosystems. even though it might sound that logs and leaves are extra very important, in truth the DOM is extra the most important as the DOM is in a sort that's on hand to be used by way of the entire organisms residing within the the water. additionally, DOM impacts complicated meals webs by means of mediating the supply of aquatic foodstuff, metals, salts and minerals. DOM additionally impacts water readability, which in fact has alters the way in which animals and vegetation dwell and feed within the water.There are some ways to check DOM and this publication makes a speciality of numerous vital questions. How a lot DOM is there in a specific aquatic ecosytem? the place does it come from? Does the composition of the DOM fluctuate at times and position to palce? How does DOM develop into included into microbial meals webs, that are the root of plant, invertebrate and vertebrate nutrition webs? How can the solutions to those and different questions on DOM be thought of jointly in order that a greater knowing of the importance of DOM can emerge?

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Wiebe, W. , and D. F. Smith. 1977. Direct measurement of dissolved organic carbon release by phytoplankton and incorporation by microheterotrophs. Marine Biology 42:213–223. Williams, P. J. , and C. S. Yentsch. 1976. An examination of photosynthetic production, excretion of photosynthetic products, and heterotrophic utilization of dissolved organic compounds with reference to results from a coastal subtropical sea. Marine Biology 35:31–40. Wolter, K. 1982. Bacterial incorporation of organic substances released by natural phytoplankton populations.

B. 7 μm in diameter) contribute to bulk DOM. Humic substances, 2. Sources, Production, and Regulation of Allochthonous Dissolved Organic Matter 29 FIGURE 1 Molecular weight distribution (thousands of daltons) of dissolved organic carbon in wet precipitation, throughfall, A and B horizon soil solution, and stream water at Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire. Source: Adapted from McDowell (1982) and Cole et al. (1984). defined as a series of relatively high molecular weight, yellow- to blackcolored substances formed by secondary synthesis reactions, make up 50% of DOC.

Deep Sea Research, in Press. Morris, I. 1981. Photosynthetic products, physiological state, and phytoplankton growth. In “Physiological Bases of Phytoplankton Ecology”. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 210:83–102. , and W. Skea. 1978. Products of photosynthesis in natural populations of marine phytoplankton from the Gulf of Maine. Marine Biology 47:303–312. Moss, B. 1998. “Ecology of Fresh Waters: Man and Medium, Past to Future”. Blackwell Sci. Oxford, 557 pp. Mulholland, P. , and E.

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