Early drivers of Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) leaf litter decomposition in the water column

Abstract

Sequestration of carbon and nutrients, and sustained productivity of estuaries depend on organic turnover and nutrient remineralization. Decomposition of abundant plant material produced by mangroves and other macrophytes in estuaries occurs in both the sediments and the water column. Early and intense processing could be more common in the water. In a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3167-6

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