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|Title:||Elevated rates of organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus accumulation in a highly impacted mangrove wetland|
|Author:||Sanders, Christian J.|
Eyre, Bradley D.
Santos, Isaac R.
Smoak, Joseph M.
Breithaupt, Joshua L.
Ketterer, Michael E.
|Abstract:||The effect of nutrient enrichment on mangrove sediment accretion and carbon accumulation rates is poorly understood. Here we quantify sediment accretion through radionuclide tracers to determine organic carbon (OC), total nitrogen (TN), and total phosphorus (TP) accumulation rates during the previous 60years in both a nutrient-enriched and a pristine mangrove forest within the same geomorphological region of southeastern Brazil. The forest receiving high nutrient loads has accumulated OC, TN, and TP at rates that are fourfold, twofold, and eightfold respectively, higher than those from the undisturbed mangrove. Organic carbon and TN stable isotopes (C-13 and N-15) reflect an increased presence of organic matter (OM) originating with either phytoplankton, benthic algae, or another allochthonous source within the more rapidly accumulated sediments of the impacted mangrove. This suggests that the accumulation rate of OM in eutrophic mangrove systems may be enhanced through the addition of autochthonous and allochthonous nonmangrove material. Key Points <list list-type="bulleted" id="grl51550-list-0001"> <list-item id="grl51550-li-0001">High OC, N and P accumulation from impacted compared to pristine mangrove <list-item id="grl51550-li-0002">Carbon and N stable isotopes indicate diversified source of OM <list-item id="grl51550-li-0003">Mangrove migration may increase global OC, N, and P burial rates|
The effect of nutrient enrichment on mangrove sediment accretion and carbon accumulation rates is poorly understood. Here we quantify sediment accretion through radionuclide tracers to determine organic carbon (OC), total nitrogen (TN), and total phosphor
Sedimentação e depósitos
|Citation:||Geophysical Research Letters. Amer Geophysical Union, v. 41, n. 7, n. 2475, n. 2480, 2014.|
|Appears in Collections:||IG - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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