Do mangroves rather than rivers provide nutrients to coastal environments south of the Amazon River ? Evidence from long-term flux measurements

  title={Do mangroves rather than rivers provide nutrients to coastal environments south of the Amazon River ? Evidence from long-term flux measurements},
  author={Thorsten Dittmar and Rub{\'e}n Jos{\'e} Lara},
Mangroves play an important role in the biogeochemical cycles of coastal and marine ecosystems in the tropics. However, few studies have been carried out to clarify the extent to which mangroves represent a source of nutrients and organic matter for adjacent coastal waters or function, alternatively, as a sink. Here we present results of a long-term nutrient-flux study in one of the world's largest mangrove areas in North Brazil. These are up to now the only published nutrient flux data for… CONTINUE READING
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