A global dataset of seaweed net primary productivity

  • Albert Pessarrodona (Creator)
  • Karen Filbee‐dexter (Creator)
  • Kira A. Krumhansl (Creator)
  • Morten F. Pedersen (Creator)
  • Pippa Moore (Creator)
  • Thomas Wernberg (Creator)



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.
Date made available21 Apr 2022
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    Duarte, C. M., Gattuso, J. P., Hancke, K., Gundersen, H., Filbee-Dexter, K., Pedersen, M. F., Middelburg, J. J., Burrows, MT., Krumhansl, K. A., Wernberg, T., Moore, P., Pessarrodona, A., Ørberg, S. B., Pinto, I. S., Assis, J., Queirós, AM., Smale, D. A., Bekkby, T., Serrão, EA. & Krause-Jensen, D., 16 Jun 2022, In: Global Ecology and Biogeography. 31, 7, p. 1422-1439 18 p.

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