Calcification in coccolithophores : effects of environmental conditions and paleoproxy calibrations .

Müller, Marius N. (2009) Calcification in coccolithophores : effects of environmental conditions and paleoproxy calibrations . (PhD/ Doctoral thesis), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, II, 148 S. pp.

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Abstract

Oceanic production of organic carbon and calcium carbonate by marine flora and fauna 'play' a major role in the Earth's cycling of carbon and calcium. Coccolithophores, as a major phytoplankton group, are involved in both cycles and are relevant in the regulation of the seewater calcium carbonate saturation state since the Mesozoic (251 million years ago). The present thesis investigates the influence of various environmental parameters on the physiology of coccolithophores, focusing on the process of biogenic calcification in regard to variations in the ocean's calcium and magnesium concentrations, as well as to changes in the macronutrient concentrations and in the seawater carbonate chemistry (ocean acidification).

Document Type: Thesis (PhD/ Doctoral thesis)
Thesis Advisor: Riebesell, Ulf and Eisenhauer, Anton
Additional Information:
Keywords: Marine Biology; coccolithophores, calcification, paleoproxy
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-MG Marine Geosystems
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-BI Biological Oceanography
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2013 12:26
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/11946

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