Microphytobenthos activity and fluxes at the sediment-water interface: interactions and spatial variability

@article{Bartoli2004MicrophytobenthosAA,
  title={Microphytobenthos activity and fluxes at the sediment-water interface: interactions and spatial variability},
  author={Marco Bartoli and Daniele Nizzoli and Pierluigi Viaroli},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={341-349}
}
In this study oxygen and nutrient fluxes and denitrification rates across the sediment-water interface were measured via intact core incubations with a twofold aim: show whether microphytobenthos activity affects these processes and analyse the dispersion of replicate measurements. Eighteen intact sediment cores (i.d. 8 cm) were randomly sampled from a shallow microtidal brackish pond at Tjarno, on the west coast of Sweden, and were incubated in light and in darkness simulating in situ… CONTINUE READING