Effects of UVB radiation on net community production in the upper global ocean
byLara S. Garcia-Corral, Johnna M. Holding, Paloma Carrillo-De-Albornoz, Alexandra Steckbauer, María Pérez-Lorenzo, Nuria Navarro, Pablo Serret, Carlos M. Duarte, Susana Agusti
Garcia-Corral, L.S., J. M. Holding, P. Carrillo-de-Albornoz, Al. Steckbauer, M. Perez-Lorenzo, N. Navarro, P. Serret4, C. M. Duarte and S. Agusti. 2016. Effects of UVB radiation on net community production in the upper global ocean. Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12513.
Erosion of the stratospheric ozone layer together with oligotrophication of the subtropical ocean is leading to enhanced exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation in ocean surface waters. The impact of increased exposure to UVB on planktonic primary producers and heterotrophs is uncertain. Here we test the null hypothesis that net community production (NCP) of plankton communities in surface waters of the tropical and subtropical ocean is not affected by ambient UVB radiation and extend this test to the global ocean, including the polar oceans and the Mediterranean Sea using previous results.
Global oceanMetabolic balanceNet community productionPlankton communitySurface waterUltraviolet radiation