Millienial-scale plankton regime shifts in the subtropical North Pacific Ocean

Climate change is predicted to alter marine phytoplankton communities and affect productivity, biogeochemistry, and the efficacy of the biological pump. Former IMS Assistant Researcher, Kelton McMahon, Professor of Ocean Sciences, Matt McCarthy, et al. reconstructed high-resolution records of changing plankton community composition in the North Pacific Ocean over the past millennium as discussed in their paper published in the December 15, 2015 issue of Science. Continue to article»