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Spatio-temporal Variability of Phytoplankton Community in the Jeju Marine Ranching Area (JMRA)
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Spatio-temporal Variability of Phytoplankton Community in the Jeju Marine Ranching Area (JMRA)
Yoon, Yang Ho;
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This study describes the spatio-temporal distributions in phytoplankton community such as species composition, standing crops and dominant species from April to November 2008 in the Jeju Marine Ranching Area (JMRA). A total of 106 species of phytoplankton belonging to 63 genera was identified. In particular, diatoms and dinoflagellates were occupied more than 61% and 35% of total species, respectively. The annual dominant species were Skeletonema costatum-like species(ls) in April, Torodinium teredo, Cylindrotheca closterium, Scrippsiella trochoidea in June, S. costatum - ls, Thalassionema nitzschioides, Pseudo-nitzschia pungens, Ebria tripartita in September and Corethron pennatum, Dictyocha fibura, Neoceratium teres in November. Phytoplankton cell density ranged between in June and in April. It fluctuated with an annual mean of between the lowest value of in November and the highest value of by S. costatum -ls in April. Diversity index in September was higher than diatom blooming seasons in April. According to the phytoplankton community structure, the biological oceanographic characteristics of the JMRA was characterized by nanoplankton during a year. That is, primary production is deemed to have a higher possibility of being adjusted by a reproduction by material cycle in the ecosystems than nutrients supply from the lands.
spatio-temporal distribution;phytoplankton community;Jeju Marine Ranching Area(JMRA);dominant species;diversity index;
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