A computer simulation shows a net increase in primary production by phytoplankton if climate change were mitigated by 2200 but also indicates big changes in the makeup of those species.
Yearlong study reveals seasonal changes in oxygen levels, nutrient availability, and plankton growth.
An analysis of phytoplankton shells doubles previous estimates of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere 11 million years ago.
When NASA launched its CALIPSO spacecraft, the space agency did not intend to estimate phytoplankton populations.
Tons of cosmic dust enter Earth’s atmosphere each day, triggering a range of phenomena that scientists are only just beginning to understand.
Scientists use satellite and robotic field data to study the environmental conditions driving phytoplankton blooms in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea.