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AB 22:1-4 (2014)  -  DOI:


F. L. Figueroa1, J. M. Mercado2, J. Beardall3,*, P. J. Neale4, V. Montecino5, J. C. Kromkamp6

1Department of Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain
2Spanish Institute of Oceanography, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain
3School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
4Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland 21037, USA
5Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 653, Santiago, Chile
6Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, PO Box 140, 4400 AC Yerseke, The Netherlands
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ABSTRACT: Earth is currently experiencing rapid changes in climate, associated with anthropogenic activities, which have the potential to have significant effects on aquatic ecosystems. The 9th International Workshop of the Group for Aquatic Primary Productivity (GAP9) assessed the effects of environmental factors on physiological performance and primary productivity of micro- and macroalgae. This Introduction summarizes the activities and main findings of the 4 workgroups of GAP9 as published in this Theme Section of Aquatic Biology.

KEY WORDS: Alboran Sea · Macroalgae · Microalgal mass culture · Nutrients · Ocean acidification · Phytoplankton · Primary productivity · Ultraviolet radiation

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Cite this article as: Figueroa FL, Mercado JM, Beardall J, Neale PJ, Montecino V, Kromkamp JC (2014) Introduction. Aquat Biol 22:1-4.

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