Importance of Mangrove Carbon for Aquatic Food Webs in Wet–Dry Tropical Estuaries

  title={Importance of Mangrove Carbon for Aquatic Food Webs in Wet–Dry Tropical Estuaries},
  author={K{\'a}tya G. Abrantes and Ross D. Johnston and Rod M. Connolly and Marcus Sheaves},
  journal={Estuaries and Coasts},
Mangroves are traditionally considered to provide important nutrition to tropical estuarine consumers. However, there is still controversy about this, and the extent and importance of these inputs are largely unquantified. In particular, there is no information for food webs of small estuaries that dominate wet–dry tropical coasts, where freshwater inflow is intermittent, leading to highly seasonal inputs of nutrients from terrestrial systems. Since the relative importance of the different… 
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