13. Phytoplankton

  1. Richard M. Sibly2,
  2. James H. Brown3 and
  3. Astrid Kodric-Brown3
  1. Elena Litchman

Published Online: 27 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968535.ch13

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach

How to Cite

Litchman, E. (2012) Phytoplankton, in Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach (eds R. M. Sibly, J. H. Brown and A. Kodric-Brown), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119968535.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Reading, UK

  2. 3

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA

Author Information

  1. Michigan State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671535

Online ISBN: 9781119968535



  • phytoplankton;
  • phytoplankton, producers in aquatic ecosystems;
  • MTE considerations, supply network fractal scaling;
  • phytoplankton scaling;
  • nutrient uptake, and population growth;
  • scaling phytoplankton traits;
  • phytoplankton, geologic patterns;
  • global change and effects


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Scaling of Phytoplankton Physiology and Ecology

  • Scaling of Phytoplankton Communities

  • Effects of Global Change

  • Future Directions