Nitrogen in the Marine Environment



Although the perception that nitrogen plays a major role in the ecology of the sea goes back at least to the turn of the century, it is only in the past 2 decades, after significant advances in analytical methodologies, that the importance of nitrogen to marine primary production and the importance of the oceans in the global nitrogen cycle have begun to be quantified. Articles on marine nitrogen cycling studies have appeared, and continue to appear, in every major journal dealing with the environment. The book Nitrogen in the Marine Environment is a compilation of the major results and insights of these studies.