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dc.contributor.authorCropp, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.authorNorbury, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorBraddock, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.editorMeinrat O. Andreaeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:32:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:32:02Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-08-14T06:32:44Z
dc.identifier.issn08866236en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2006GB002812en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17898
dc.description.abstractThe hypothesis that marine plankton ecosystems may effectively regulate climate by the production of dimethylsulphide (DMS) has attracted substantial research effort over recent years. This hypothesis suggests that DMS produced by marine ecosystems can affect cloud properties and hence the averaged irradiance experienced by the phytoplankton that produce DMS's precursor dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP). This paper describes the use of a simple model to examine the effects of such a biogenic feedback on the ecosystem that initiates it. We compare the responses to perturbation of a simple marine nitrogen-phytoplankton-zooplankton (NPZ) ecosystem model with and without biogenic feedback. Our analysis of this heuristic model reveals that the addition of the feedback can increase the model's resilience to perturbation and hence stabilize the model ecosystem. This result suggests the hypothesis that DMS may play a role in stabilizing marine plankton ecosystem dynamics through its effect on the atmosphere.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.publisher.placeWashington DC, USAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.agu.org/journals/gl/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto17en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Biogeochemical Cyclesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300899en_US
dc.titleDimethylsulphide, clouds and phytoplankton: Insights from a simple plankton ecosystem feedback model.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 American Geophysical Union. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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