By J. Goudriaan (auth.), Max A. Beran (eds.)
Anthropogenic unencumber of carbon dioxide into the ambience has been famous because the basic agent in international weather switch.
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Curtis et al, 1990; 12. Drake et al, 1994; 13. Dakora and Drake, unpublished; 14. Dacey et ai, 1994; 15. Thompson et aI, 1994; 16. Thompson, unpublished; 17. Azc6n-Bieto et al, 1994 18. Long and Drake, 1992a. 40 Mechanisms for direct effects of elevated CO2 on carbon sequestration in a Chesapeake Bay wetland. The net amount of carbon sequestered in ecosystems is dependent on the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration of plants and the heterotrophic respiration in the ecosystem. In the study of the Chesapeake Bay wetland, the single most important factor for ecosystem carbon sequestration was the stimulation of carbon fixation in the vegetation of the marsh.
Figure 2 Basic oceanic carbon cycle In the surface waters, the marine biological productivity is primarily controlled by the availability of nutrients, particularly nitrate and phosphate, and is not influenced by the amount of carbon dissolved in the water. Biological activity in the well-lit upper ocean (Photic zone) converts dissolved inorganic carbon (DIe) into organic matter and calcium carbonate.
2) Increasing the population of planktonic tunicates, eg Salps, Doliolids and Larvaceans, that are capable of filtering off smaller planktonic species and producing larger and more rapidly sinking fecal pellets which will delay the reminerallzation of sinking detritus. (3) Enlarging the sizes of the members of the marine food web so that, despite high remineralization rate, more carbon will be held by the whole food web. (4) Increasing the size of the DOC pool or increasing the size of the refractory DOC fraction in the pool.
Carbon Sequestration in the Biosphere: Processes and Prospects by J. Goudriaan (auth.), Max A. Beran (eds.)