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Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems
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Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems

Paul del Giorgio and Peter Williams

Abstract

Respiration represents the major area of ignorance in our understanding of the global carbon cycle. In spite of its obvious ecological and biogeochemical importance, most oceanographic and limnological textbooks deal with respiration only superficially and as an extension of production and other processes. The objective of this book is to fill this gap and to provide a comprehensive review of respiration in the major aquatic systems of the biosphere. The introductory chapters review the general importance of respiration in aquatic systems, and deal with respiration within four key biological c ... More

Keywords: respiration, photosynthesis, heterotrophic, autotrophic, lakes, oceans, marine, freshwater, wetlands, estuaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198527084
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527084.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul del Giorgio, editor
University of Quebec at Montreal

Peter Williams, editor
University of Wales Bangor

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