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A global dataset of seaweed net primary productivity

posted on 2022-04-21, 01:58 authored by Albert PessarrodonaAlbert Pessarrodona, Karen Filbee-Dexter, Kira A. Krumhansl, Morten F. Pedersen, Pippa J. Moore, Thomas Wernberg
This global dataset contains a compilation of NPP records for 242 seaweed species at 419 individual sites distributed on all continents from the intertidal to 55 m depth. All records are standardized to annual aerial carbon production (g C m-2 yr-1) and are accompanied by detailed taxonomical and methodological information. The dataset provides a basis for local, regional and global comparative studies of the NPP of underwater vegetation, and is pivotal for achieving a better understanding of the role seaweeds play in the global coastal carbon cycle.