A Molecular and Stable Isotopic Approach to Investigate Algal and Detrital Energy Pathways in a Freshwater Marsh

@article{Belicka2012AMA,
  title={A Molecular and Stable Isotopic Approach to Investigate Algal and Detrital Energy Pathways in a Freshwater Marsh},
  author={Laura L. Belicka and Eric R. Sokol and Jeffrey Matthew Hoch and Rudolf Jaff{\'e} and Joel C. Trexler},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={531-542}
}
The relative importance of algal and detrital energy pathways remains a central question in wetlands ecology. We used bulk stable isotope analysis and fatty acid composition to investigate the relative contributions of periphyton (algae) and floc (detritus) in a freshwater wetland with the goal of determining the inputs of these resource pools to lower… CONTINUE READING