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Marine science captured world attention again this year as dramatic events in the Gulf of Mexico focused attention on the role and resiliency of the oceans. Annual Review of Marine Science, Volume 3 examines accumulating knowledge on a diverse set of topics, such as the use of tracers to track ocean circulation, employing turbidite deposits to trace paleoseismic activity, examining various pools of inorganic and organic compounds and their contribution to marine biogeochemistry, and deciphering various physiological strategies used by marine microbes to sequester carbon and nitrogen. In keeping with the times, much of the emphasis in these chapters is placed in the context of a changing environment and the utilization of new technologies to explore these topics. Poignant perspective is provided in this year's prefatory chapter by Wolfgang Berger, reflecting on a career of paleoceanography and paleoclimatology research.
Preface by The Editors
- Geologist at Sea: Aspects of Ocean History
- Submarine Paleoseismology Based on Turbidite Records
- Natural Processes in Delta Restoration: Application to the Mississippi Delta
- Modeling the Dynamics of Continental Shelf Carbon
- Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Carbon Paradox: CO2 Sinks or Sites of Terrestrial Carbon Incineration?
- Emerging Topics in Marine Methane Biogeochemistry
- Observations of CFCs and SF6 as Ocean Tracers
- Nitrogen Cycle of the Open Ocean: From Genes to Ecosystems
- Marine Primary Production in Relation to Climate Variability and Change
- Beyond the Calvin Cycle: Autotrophic Carbon Fixation in the Ocean
- Carbon Concentrating Mechanisms in Eukaryotic Marine Phytoplankton
- Microbial Nitrogen Cycling Processes in Oxygen Minimum Zones
- Microbial Metagenomics: Beyond the Genome
- Environmental Proteomics: Changes in the Proteome of Marine Organisms in Response to Environmental Stress, Pollutants, Infection, Symbiosis, and Development
- Microbial Extracellular Enzymes and the Marine Carbon Cycle
- Modeling Diverse Communities of Marine Microbes
- Biofilms and Marine Invertebrate Larvae: What Bacteria Produce That Larvae Use to Choose Settlement Sites
- DNA Barcoding of Marine Metazoa
- Local Adaptation in Marine Invertebrates
- Use of Flow Cytometry to Measure Biogeochemical Rates and Processes in the Ocean
- The Impact of Microbial Metabolism on Marine Dissolved Organic Matter
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