Influence of simulated bivalve biodeposition and microphytobenthos on sediment nitrogen dynamics: A laboratory study

@article{Newell2002InfluenceOS,
  title={Influence of simulated bivalve biodeposition and microphytobenthos on sediment nitrogen dynamics: A laboratory study},
  author={R. Newell and J. Cornwell and M. Owens},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={2002},
  volume={47},
  pages={1367-1379}
}
  • R. Newell, J. Cornwell, M. Owens
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Limnology and Oceanography
  • Suspension-feeding eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica, were once abundant in Chesapeake Bay and may then have exerted top-down control on phytoplankton and also reduced turbidities, thereby increasing light available to benthic plants. Alternatively, oysters may have simply recycled inorganic nutrients rapidly back to the water column, with no long-lasting reduction in phytoplankton biomass resulting from oyster feeding activity. To help distinguish between these scenarios, we explored… CONTINUE READING
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