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  1. Microbially mediated transformations of phosphorus in the sea: new views of an old cycle.

    Marine Science 6:279 (2014) PMID 24405427

    Phosphorus (P) is a required element for life. Its various chemical forms are found throughout the lithosphere and hydrosphere, where they are acted on by numerous abiotic and biotic processes collectively referred to as the P cycle. In the sea, microorganisms are primarily responsible for P assimil...
  2. Marine microgels.

    Marine Science 4:375 (2012) PMID 22457980

    The ocean plays a critical role in global carbon cycling: it handles half of the global primary production, yielding the world's largest stock of reduced organic carbon (ROC) that supports one of the world's largest biomasses. However, the mechanisms whereby ROC becomes mineralized r...
  3. Emerging topics in marine methane biogeochemistry.

    Marine Science 3:147 (2011) PMID 21329202

  4. The oceanography and ecology of the Ross Sea.

    Marine Science 6:469 (2014) PMID 23987914

    The continental shelf of the Ross Sea exhibits substantial variations in physical forcing, ice cover, and biological processes on a variety of time and space scales. Its circulation is characterized by advective inputs from the east and exchanges with off-shelf regions via the troughs along the nort...
  5. Antagonistic coevolution of marine planktonic viruses and their hosts.

    Marine Science 6:393 (2014) PMID 23987913

    We consider the potential dynamics, underlying genetic mechanisms and fitness costs, and ecological impacts of virus-host coevolution in marine waters. Given that much of our knowledge is derived from laboratory experiments, we also discuss potential challenges and approaches in scaling up to divers...
  6. A deep-time perspective of land-ocean linkages in the sedimentary record.

    Marine Science 5:69 (2013) PMID 22809187

    We discuss an integrated approach to the analysis of deep-time sediment archives (>10(6) years) that considers the entire system, from eroding catchments where sediment is produced to subsiding basins where sediment accumulates. This holistic approach is presented within the framework of fundamental...
  7. Climate change influences on marine infectious diseases: implications for management and society.

    Marine Science 6:249 (2014) PMID 23808894

    We review current knowledge about how the climate drives host-pathogen interactions and infectious disease outbreaks. Climate-related impacts on marine diseases are being documented in corals, shellfish, finfish, and humans; these impacts are less clearly linked for other organisms. Oceans and peopl...
  8. Contemporary sediment-transport processes in submarine canyons.

    Marine Science 6:53 (2014) PMID 23937169

    Submarine canyons are morphological incisions into continental margins that act as major conduits of sediment from shallow- to deep-sea regions. However, the exact mechanisms involved in sediment transfer within submarine canyons are still a subject of investigation. Several studies have provided di...
  9. The effect of submarine groundwater discharge on the ocean.

    Marine Science 2:59 (2010) PMID 21141658

  10. The oceanic vertical pump induced by mesoscale and submesoscale turbulence.

    Marine Science 1:351 (2009) PMID 21141041

    We review here by focusing on the significant advances that have been achieved and the remaining issues and uncertainties. The main question that emerges concerns the importance of the submesoscales (10 km in the horizontal) in these vertical exchanges. Independently, in the past decade, fluid dynam...