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dc.contributor.authorBoissonneault Cellineri, Katie Rose  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialWest Neck Bay, Long Island, NY
dc.coverage.spatialCoecles Harbor, Long Island, NY
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-15T14:53:05Z
dc.date.available2008-02-15T14:53:05Z
dc.date.issued1999-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/2064
dc.descriptionSubmitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution September 1999en
dc.description.abstractPhytoplankton mortality (herbivory) and bacterivory were examined experimentally in West Neck Bay and Coecles Harbor, Long Island, NY from April through September, 1998. Small algae (<5 μm diameter) dominated phytoplankton communities in both ecosystems throughout the summer, and zooplankton were also small (mostly <40 μm). Generally, plankton abundances were indicative of eutrophic ecosystems. Oscillations in standing stocks and mortality of prey indicated tight coupling of growth and grazing mortality in both bays. Phytoplankton mortality rates accounted for the removal of 14% to 65% of total phytoplankton standing stocks daily, while bacterivory accounted for the removal of 14% to 88% of total bacterial standing stocks daily. Estimates of carbon consumption revealed high energy flux through the nano- and microzooplankton assemblages of these estuarine environments.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis thesis was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Traineeship, Grant # DGE-9454129 and New York Sea Grant BTRI Project R/CE-12.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Thesesen
dc.subjectBrown tideen_US
dc.subjectAlgal bloomsen_US
dc.subjectFood chainsen_US
dc.titleMicrobial food web interactions in two Long Island embaymentsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/2064


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