Increased phytoplankton production in the Gullmar Fjord, Sweden, 1985-1999
We analyse a 15-year time-series comprising 280 single in situ measurements. Using the 14C-incorporation technique, the study was carried out at a station in the mouth area of the Gullmar Fjord on the western coast of Sweden. Primary production estimates show a general increase between 1985 and 1999 of approximately 2.7 g C m2 year-1, representing approximately 1.1% of the total annual production. The possible causes behind this and some of the resulting ecological effects are discussed.
Article from Marine Science Symposia Vol. 219 - "Hydrobiological variability in the ICES Area, 1990-1999", symposium held in Edinburgh, 8-10 August 2001. To access the remaining articles please click on the keyword "MSS Vol. 219".