Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Research article
13 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 13 Nov 2023

Biotic response of plankton communities to Middle to Late Miocene monsoon wind and nutrient flux changes in the Oman margin upwelling zone

Gerald Auer, Or M. Bialik, Mary-Elizabeth Antoulas, Noam Vogt-Vincent, and Werner E. Piller


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2023-14', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Apr 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gerald Auer, 25 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2023-14', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 May 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gerald Auer, 25 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Aug 2023) by Simon Jung
AR by Gerald Auer on behalf of the Authors (22 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Sep 2023) by Simon Jung
AR by Gerald Auer on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We provided novel insights into the behaviour of a major upwelling cell between 15 and 8.5 million years ago. To study changing conditions, we apply a combination of geochemical and paleoecological parameters to characterize the nutrient availability and subsequent utilization by planktonic primary producers. These changes we then juxtapose with established records of contemporary monsoon wind intensification and changing high-latitude processes to explain shifts in the plankton community.