Phytoplankton functional types

Menon, Nandini and Monolisha, S and Minu, P (2017) Phytoplankton functional types. In: Winter School on Structure and Function of the Marine Ecosystem : Fisheries, 1-21 December 2017, Kochi.

[img]
Preview
Text
Winter School on Structure and Functions of Ecosystem_5.pdf

Download (954kB) | Preview
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    The term “functional types” emerged from biogeochemical studies. It represents the group of organisms that share common characteristic role in biogeochemical functions. In ecology, a functional type or group represents an aggregation of organisms according to some well-defined property that sets a role or “function” for them in a system. Phytoplankton Functional types (PFT) are defined as a group of organisms (irrespective of taxonomic affiliation) that carry out a particular chemical process such as calcification, silicification, nitrogen fixation, or dimethyl sulfide production; they are also referred to as “biogeochemical guilds”. For example, in Nitrogen-Phytoplankton-Zooplankton (NPZ) models, P and Z are representatives of functional types, i.e., producers and consumers. This aggregation is acceptable for some applications, but may be too coarse or even inappropriate for others.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: Marine Biology > Phytoplanktons
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 08:47
    Last Modified: 28 May 2018 08:47
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12751

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item