Building biogeochemical bonds: Identifying the influence of macro and micro-nutrient cycling on marine carbon and nitrogen

Session ID#: 28316

Session Description:
The efficiency of the ocean’s biological carbon pump is determined by the physical transport and cycling of both macro- (N, P, Si, S, O) and micro-nutrients (e.g. Fe, Zn, Co, Cu, Cd, Ni, Mn, Mo, V, B, Se). However, even as our capability to measure nutrient concentrations and their isotopes have expanded to include basin-scale datasets, we continue to be challenged by new insights with respect to variable plankton and organic matter stoichiometry, lateral nutrient transport fluxes, ‘new’ vs. ‘recycled’ nutrients, metal-organics complexation, scavenging rates, variable remineralization rates, elemental residence times, and more. Here we welcome submissions that address macro- and micro-nutrient cycling and their effects on sustaining the marine carbon (e.g. export production) and nitrogen (e.g. nitrogen fixation, denitrification) cycles. A wide breadth of scales (meso, regional, basin, global; paleo, present, future) and scientific approaches to these questions are encouraged including observational, theoretical, modeling, and isotopic studies. Finally, we encourage submissions that work to bridge oceanographic disciplines.
Primary Chair:  Patrick A Rafter, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Co-Chair:  Robert T Letscher, University of New Hampshire, Earth Sciences, Durham, NH, United States
Index Terms:

4845 Nutrients and nutrient cycling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
  • CT - Chemical Tracers, Organic Matter and Trace Materials

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mhlangabezi Mdutyana, University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Cape Town, South Africa, Sandy Jane Thomalla, CSIR, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory, South Africa, Raissa Philibert, University of British Columbia, Coastal Ocean Research Institute, Ocean Wise, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Bess B Ward, Princeton University, Geosciences, Princeton, NJ, United States and Sarah E Fawcett, University of Cape Town, Department of Oceanography, Rondebosch, South Africa
Yvette H Spitz1, Ricardo P Matano1 and Vincent Combes2, (1)Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Chisato Yoshikawa1, Haruyo Yamaguchi2, Nanako O Ogawa1, Akiko Makabe1, Yohei Matsui1, Shinsuke Kawagucci1 and Naohiko Ohkouchi1, (1)JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan, (2)NIES, Japan
Lindsey Ekern1, B. Jack Pan1, Mattias Rolf Cape2 and Maria Vernet1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Min Xu1, Tao Huang2, Xiaolin Li1 and Shuh-Ji Kao1, (1)State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, (2)Xiamen University, State Key Lab of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen, China
Robyn Elizabeth Tuerena1, Jonathan Sharples2, Mattias Green3, Richard G Williams1, Claire Mahaffey4, Clement Vic5, Alberto Naveira Garabato5 and Alexander Forryan5, (1)University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)University of Liverpool, Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, Liverpool, L69, United Kingdom, (3)Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, United Kingdom, (4)University of Liverpool, Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (5)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Holly Westbrook1, Julie Granger2, Craig R Tobias2, Richard L Smith3, John Karl Bohlke4, Danielle Boshers5, Denis R LeBlanc6 and Riede Jacksin7, (1)University of Connecticut, New London, CT, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (3)USGS, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)USGS, Reston, VA, United States, (5)University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, United States, (6)USGS, MA Water Science Center, Northborough, MA, United States, (7)University of Connecticut, Marine Science, Groton, CT, United States
George Hagstrom1, Simon Levin1 and Adam Martiny2, (1)Princeton University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)University of California, Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States
Doug Bell, University of South Carolina, Marine Science Program, Columbia, SC, United States, Perry Pellechia, University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Columbia, SC, United States, Ellery D Ingall, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States and Claudia R Benitez-Nelson, University of South Carolina, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Columbia, SC, United States