biological productivity

Mysterious climate change

Surrounding the remote continent of Antarctica, the Southern Ocean is one of the most important yet poorly understood components of the global carbon cycle.

Less life: Limited phosphorus recycling suppressed early Earth's biosphere

The research, published online Nov. 22 in the journal Science Advances, also comments on the role of volcanism in supporting Earth's early biosphere — and may…

Researchers Find Link Between the Input of Iron and Biological Productivity in the Ancient Pacific Ocean

The oceans are the world's largest inventory of reactive carbon. Over time, oceanic carbon exchanges with the atmospheric reservoir of carbon in the form of…

Timing is Everything for Northern Shrimp Populations in the North Atlantic

Even for Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis), which support commercial fisheries worldwide, timing is everything in life. The tiny creatures, eaten in shrimp…