Trophic level decoupling drives future changes in phytoplankton bloom phenology


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 09 May 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01353-1

The authors show earlier future phytoplankton bloom initiation timing in most oceans, while shifts in bloom peak timing will vary widely by region. In the extratropics, these phenological changes will exceed background natural variability by the end of the twenty-first century.