Fraction of carbon fixed photosynthetically by aquatic organisms that is respired

Range 10-60 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Ilana Berman-Frank and Zvy Dubinsky, Balanced Growth in Aquatic Plants: Myth or Reality? Phytoplankton use the imbalance between carbon assimilation and biomass production to their strategic advantage, BioScience, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Jan., 1999), pp. 29-37
Primary Source Geider RJ. 1992. Respiration: Taxation with- out representation. Pages 333-360 in Falkowski PG, Woodhead AD, eds. Pri- mary Productivity and Biogeochemical Cycles in the Sea. New York: Plenum Press.
Entered by Uri M
ID 104194