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Vertical distribution of planktonic ciliates in the oceanic and slope areas of the western Pacific Ocean
Wang, Chaofeng1,2,3,4; Li, Haibo1,2,4; Zhao, Li1,2,4; Zhao, Yuan1,2,4; Dong, Yi1,2,4; Zhang, Wuchang1,2,4; Xiao, Tian1,2,4
2019-09-01
Source PublicationDEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY
ISSN0967-0645
Volume167Pages:70-78
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Wuchang(wuchangzhang@qdio.ac.cn)
AbstractCiliates are important grazers in the planktonic food web, and spatial distribution information is the key to understanding their function. However, our understanding of their vertical distribution in the euphotic zone of oceanic waters is limited. In this study, we investigated the vertical distribution of ciliates in the western Pacific Ocean and the northern South China Sea. The ciliates showed a bimodal distribution, with abundance peaks in surface waters and the deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM) in the western Pacific, but a single surface peak in the northern South China Sea slope. At stations influenced by shelf water, the surface abundance was much greater than in slope waters. Within the ciliates, the vertical distribution of tintinnid species groups I and V had higher abundances overall and showed surface and DCM peaks, respectively. We speculate that aloricate ciliates might also have surface peak and DCM peak groups. The overall vertical distribution patterns showed that the planktonic food web may function differently within the surface waters and the DCM.
KeywordPlanktonic ciliates Vertical distribution Western Pacific Northern South China Sea slope
DOI10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.08.002
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Basic Research Program of China, China (973 Program)[2014CB441504] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China[XDA11030202.2] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China, China[41576164]
WOS Research AreaOceanography
WOS SubjectOceanography
WOS IDWOS:000484651600009
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.qdio.ac.cn/handle/337002/162709
Collection海洋生态与环境科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Wuchang
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, CAS Key Lab Marine Ecol & Environm Sci, Qingdao 266071, Shandong, Peoples R China
2.Qingdao Natl Lab Marine Sci & Technol, Lab Marine Ecol & Environm Sci, Qingdao 266237, Shandong, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Ocean Megasci, 7 Nanhai Rd, Qingdao 266071, Shandong, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Wang, Chaofeng,Li, Haibo,Zhao, Li,et al. Vertical distribution of planktonic ciliates in the oceanic and slope areas of the western Pacific Ocean[J]. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY,2019,167:70-78.
APA Wang, Chaofeng.,Li, Haibo.,Zhao, Li.,Zhao, Yuan.,Dong, Yi.,...&Xiao, Tian.(2019).Vertical distribution of planktonic ciliates in the oceanic and slope areas of the western Pacific Ocean.DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY,167,70-78.
MLA Wang, Chaofeng,et al."Vertical distribution of planktonic ciliates in the oceanic and slope areas of the western Pacific Ocean".DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY 167(2019):70-78.
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