9. Heterotrophic Bacterial Respiration

  1. David L. Kirchman
  1. Carol Robinson1,2

Published Online: 11 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch9

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition

How to Cite

Robinson, C. (2008) Heterotrophic Bacterial Respiration, in Microbial Ecology of the Oceans, Second Edition (ed D. L. Kirchman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470281840.ch9

Editor Information

  1. College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE 19958, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

  2. 2

    Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 3DH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470043448

Online ISBN: 9780470281840



  • bacterial respiration and production measurement;
  • heterotrophic bacterial respiration;
  • bacterial respiration in changing environment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Measurement of Bacterial Respiration and Production

  • Magnitude and Variability of Bacterial Respiration

  • Relationship Between Bacterial Respiration and Environmental and Ecological Factors

  • Bacterial Respiration as a Proportion of Community Respiration

  • Predicting Bacterial Respiration

  • Comparison Between Measurements and Predictions of Bacterial Respiration

  • Magnitude of Bacterial Respiration in Relation to Primary Production

  • Bacterial Respiration in a Changing Environment

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References