Trends in new production during NP NASA EXPORTS

September 16, 2022

Our first paper contribution to the NASA EXPORTS program was recently published in Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. In this study, Ph.D. candidate Meredith Meyer provides our findings on trends in new and regenerated production during the North Pacific EXPORTS field campaign. Meredith and coauthors show that the majority of net primary production (NPP) is performed by small cells growing on regenerated sources of nitrogen. Yet, any variations in NPP are primary driven by changes in nitrate-based new production.

Phytoplankton size-class contributions to new and regenerated production during the EXPORTS Northeast Pacific Ocean field deployment