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Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes in Continental Margins


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Perspectives and Regional Syntheses.- Biogeochemistry of Continental Margins in a Global Context.- Eastern Boundary Current Systems.- Western Boundary Currents.- Indian Ocean Margins.- Subpolar Margins.- Polar Margins.- Marginal Seas.- Tropical Margins.- Arising Issues and New Approaches.- Examining Human Impacts on Global Biogeochemical Cycling Via the Coastal Zone and Ocean Margins.- Biogeochemical Transformations of Silicon Along the Land-Ocean Continuum and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle1.- Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) and Associated Nutrient Fluxes to the Coastal Ocean.- Coupled Circulation/Biogeochemical Models to Estimate Carbon Flux1.- Cross-Boundary Fluxes and Global Synthesis.- Cross-Boundary Exchanges of Carbon and Nitrogen in Continental Margins1.- Carbon-Nitrogen-Phosphorus Fluxes in the Coastal Zone: The LOICZ Approach to Global Assessment.- Sediment and Carbon Accumulation on Continental Shelves1.- Global Synthesis1.

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KK Liu is the director of the Institute of Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences, National Central University in Taiwan, and a member of the IGBP Scientific Committee. Having conducted extensive observations in the East and South China Seas, he now also explores biogeochemical cycles in continental margins using modeling approaches. Larry Atkinson is the Samuel and Fay Slover Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University. He is a pioneer working on nutrient supplies and hydrographic variability in the southeastern United States continental shelf waters and other western boundary current systems. Renato Quinones is a Professor of biological oceanography in the Department of Oceanography and COPAS Center at the University of Concepcion. As a core member of the GLOBEC Focus 4 Working Group under IGBP, he is recognized for work on aerobic and anaerobic metabolism of marine communities and fisheries oceanography, especially in eastern boundary currents. Liana Talaue-McManus is a Scientist at the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. She served as the chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of LOICZ Project of IGBP from 2004-2005. She is currently involved in examining human-environment interactions in island systems in the Caribbean.

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