02 May '11, 8pm

Researchers Defend Study Finding Plankton Decline in Warming World - #oceans

The three Dalhousie University researchers whose 2010 analysis of plankton trends and ocean warming has been challenged by other marine scientists have sent this reaction to last week’s post : As is typical with many new findings published in leading scientific journals, our work documenting global declines in marine phytoplankton has been subjected to further scrutiny by the scientific community. This is necessary and important, especially given the nature of our findings, and we appreciate the issues raised by three other research groups which have now been published as brief communications in the Journal Nature. In order to test the robustness of our results in light of these specific concerns we conducted extensive new analyses in Nature that are not mentioned in the blog post . In these analyses we accounted for a possible bias between different plankton measurements....

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