Paraeuchaeta barbata. Photo: Svanhildur Egilsdottir

New publication: Ecology of mesozooplankton

Thursday 21 Oct 21

Results from the MEESO project has been published in the scientific journal Deep Sea Research.

The article describes and discusses patterns and drivers of mesozooplankton composition, biomass and vertical distribution across 4 major basins in the North Atlantic. the results are based on data collected during a trans-Atlantic crossing during the summer of 2013.

Since the biomass of the larger mesopelagic organisms are sustained by the mesozooplankton, taxonomic, size and vertical distribution of the mesozooplankton has direct implications for the functioning of mesopelagic foodwebs.


Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Ecology of mesozooplankton across four North Atlantic basins
Espen Strand, Thor Klevjer, Tor Knutsen and Webjørn Melle
DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104844
Link to article


Thor Klevjer, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
3 JULY 2022