Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

7-4-2007

Keywords

oyster, hypoxia, filter-feeders, phytoplankton blooms

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps341299

Abstract

Recently published models, which allow for spatial and temporal matching of oyster and phytoplankton populations in mainstream Chesapeake Bay, support the conclusion of Pomeroy et al. (2006; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 325:301-309) that oysters cannot, and could not, control the spring blooms that are the ultimate cause of summer hypoxia. We enlarge upon our earlier exposition of how top-down and bottom-up processes interact in Chesapeake Bay to permit the occurrence of phytoplankton blooms in spring, but not in summer.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Marine Ecology - Progress Series, v. 341, p. 299-301.

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