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Polar Marine Phytoplankton

  1. Osmund Holm-Hansen1,
  2. Egil Sakshaug2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env257

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Holm-Hansen, O. and Sakshaug, E. 2003. Polar Marine Phytoplankton. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California–San Diego, La Jolla, California

  2. 2

    University of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003


  • General characteristics of phytoplankton

  • Physical and chemical aspects of the Arctic and the Antarctic

  • Interannual variability: Importance of global cyclic climatic events

  • Rates of primary production

  • Major factors affecting growth rates of phytoplankton

  • Phytoplankton and the food web

  • Possible impacts of changing climatic conditions


  • algae, polar;
  • marine environment;
  • phytoplankton, polar;
  • polar marine phytoplankton