Conceptual diagram illustrating how phytoplankton blooms in eastern Florida Bay and southern Biscayne Bay were sustained through feedback loops among ecosystem components.

Phytoplankton bloom feedback loops

Conceptual diagram illustrating how phytoplankton blooms in eastern Florida Bay and southern Biscayne Bay were sustained through feedback loops among ecosystem components.

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Author(s)Kate Bentsen
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2012-01-01
AlbumProcesses > Biological
TypeGraphic
PublicationTropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment
Project(s)South Florida Ecosystem Synthesis
Dimensions1000 x 742
Filesize196 kB
Number of Downloads159
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionKate Bentsen, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)