oyster, hypoxia, filter-feeders, phytoplankton blooms
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.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Marine Ecology - Progress Series, v. 341, p. 299-301.
Scholar Commons Citation
Pomeroy, Lawrence R.; D'Elia, Christopher F.; and Schaffner, Linda C., "Top-Down Control of Phytoplankton by Oysters in Chesapeake Bay, USA: Reply to Newell et al. (2007)" (2007). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 174.