Chemical Indicators of Anthropogenic Nitrogen Loading in Four Pacific Estuaries

@inproceedings{Fry2008ChemicalIO,
  title={Chemical Indicators of Anthropogenic Nitrogen Loading in Four Pacific Estuaries},
  author={Brian Fry and Arian Gace and James W McCIelland},
  year={2008}
}
  • Brian Fry, Arian Gace, James W McCIelland
  • Published 2008
Watershed inputs of anthropogenic nitrogen (N) are altering the trophic status of estuaries worldwide. In this study we compared two chemical approaches for assessing watershed N inputs to estuaries: (1) use of conventional nutrient concentration measurements, and (2) use of nitrogen isotope (o N) measurements in estuarine sediments and biota. Of special interest was testing whether 015N assays were generally robust tracers of watershed N across different estuarine systems. Four Pacific… CONTINUE READING