Trends in cell number and size of phytoplankton species at station LTER-MC. Redrawn from Ribera d'Alcalà et al. (2004). The marked decrease in cell size mainly reflected the decrease of larger diatom species and the increase of small-sized ones. ESD: Equivalent Spherical Diameter.

  Part of: Zingone A, D’Alelio D, Mazzocchi MG, Montresor M, Sarno D, LTER-MC team (2019) Time series and beyond: multifaceted plankton research at a marine Mediterranean LTER site. In: Mazzocchi MG, Capotondi L, Freppaz M, Lugliè A, Campanaro A (Eds) Italian Long-Term Ecological Research for understanding ecosystem diversity and functioning. Case studies from aquatic, terrestrial and transitional domains. Nature Conservation 34: 273-310.