Fine-scale movement and assimilation of carbon in saltmarsh and mangrove habitat by resident animals

  title={Fine-scale movement and assimilation of carbon in saltmarsh and mangrove habitat by resident animals},
  author={Michaela A. Guest and Rod M. Connolly},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
Despite theories of large-scale movement and assimilation of carbon in estuaries, recent evidence suggests that in some estuaries much more limited exchange occurs. We measured the fine-scale movement and assimilation of carbon by resident macroinvertebrates between adjacent saltmarsh and mangrove habitats in an Australian estuary using δ13C analysis of animals at different distances into adjacent patches of habitat. δ13C values of crabs (Parasesarma erythrodactyla −15.7 ± 0.1‰, Australoplax… 
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