Published February 1, 2023 | Version v3
Dataset Open

The Emiliania huxleyi stoichiometry database

  • 1. Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • 2. Mount Allison University
  • 3. Dalhousie University


The Emiliania huxleyi stoichiometry database contains data for the growth rate, cellular elemental content (particulate inorganic carbon - PIC, organic carbon - C, nitrogen - N and phosphorous - P) and C:N:P stoichiometry (PIC:C, C:N, N:P, C:P) compiled through a meta-analysis of literature reporting the results of laboratory experiments (cultures) on the coccolithophore species Emiliania huxleyi, an important calcifying marine phytoplankton.

The database also reports selected additional parameters including cell size and/or volume, and chlorophyllas well as additional meta-data associated with the original data source including strain details and culture experimental conditions. A description of the parameters contained in the database can be found in the file "The Emiliania huxleyi stoichiometry database data description".

Please cite this dataset as:

Sheward et al. (2023) The Emiliania huxleyi stoichiometry database. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7594880


The author can be contacted at to confirm versioning and to request details of any accompanying publications that arise. The compilation of this database was supported by Mount Allison University, Canada and Dalhousie University, Canada and funding through the Canada Research Chairs program (ZVF) and the Simons Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES grants 549937 to ZVF and 549935 to AJI).


The Emiliania huxleyi stoichiometry database data description.pdf

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