Interannual changes in summer phytoplankton community composition in relation to water mass variability in the East China Sea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Interannual changes in summer phytoplankton community composition in relation to water mass variability in the East China Sea
Author(s)
Xu, Qian; Sukigara, Chiho; Goes, Joaquim I.; Gomes, Helga do Rosario; Zhu, Yuanli; Wang, Shengqiang; Shen, Anglu; Maure, Eligio de Raus; Matsuno, Takeshi; Yuji, Watanabe; Yoo, Sinjae; Ishizaka, Joji
Alternative Author(s)
유신재
Publication Year
2019-02
Abstract
The surface distribution of the phytoplankton community was investigated in July 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 on the mid-shelf of the East China Sea (ECS), which is under the influence of Changjiang RiverDiluted Water (CDW) and the Kuroshio Current. This study, based on a CHEMTAX analysis of phytoplankton pigments, revealed a predominance of cyanobacteria and prochlorophytes in the eastern ECS, which is perennially under the influence of oligotrophic Kuroshio Surface Water. Towards the west, on the mid-shelf of the ECS, the composition of the phytoplankton community varied from year to year. Diatoms dominated in 2009 and 2013, when dissolved inorganic phosphate (DIP) concentrations were higher than during 2010 and 2011. During the latter two years, characterized as high-nitrate years, a mixed population of cyanobacteria, chlorophytes, and other groups was observed. Cluster analysis based on the phytoplankton community composition together with a PCA of shipboard hydrographic and nutrient data for all fouryears helped to confirm that the summer phytoplankton community structure of the ECS was regulated by the mixing of water masses and the variability of nutrient ratios within the CDW as it moved offshore. Our results show that elevated DIP concentrations in the CDW favor the growth of diatoms and dinoflagellates. The primary pathway for DIP inputs appears to be the upwelling of high-phosphate subsurface waters along the coast of China.
ISSN
0916-8370
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/38872
DOI
10.1007/s10872-018-0484-y
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF OCEANOGRAPHY, v.75, no.1, pp.61 - 79, 2019
Publisher
SPRINGER
Subject
YANGTZE-RIVER ESTUARY; CHANGJIANG RIVER; AUTOTROPHIC PICOPLANKTON; CHEMICAL HYDROGRAPHY; CONTINENTAL-SHELF; CHLOROPHYLL-A; PACIFIC-OCEAN; YELLOW SEA; DYNAMICS; CARBON
Keywords
Phytoplankton community; East China Sea; ChangjiangRiver Diluted Water; Kuroshio Intermediate Water; Phosphate limitation; N:P ratio; Interannual variations
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER
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