Mud-entrained macroalgae utilise porewater and overlying water column nutrients to grow in a eutrophic intertidal estuary

@article{Robertson2018MudentrainedMU,
  title={Mud-entrained macroalgae utilise porewater and overlying water column nutrients to grow in a eutrophic intertidal estuary},
  author={Ben P. Robertson and Candida Savage},
  journal={Biogeochemistry},
  year={2018},
  volume={139},
  pages={53-68}
}
Sediment porewater nutrients often occur at concentrations that are orders of magnitude higher than nutrients in overlying waters, and accordingly may subsidise growth of benthic macroalgal mats in estuarine ecosystems. The relative contribution of porewater nutrients is expected to be particularly important for macroalgae entrained in intertidal mudflat sediments, where access to water column nutrients is tidally constrained. In this study, filamentous Gracilaria chilensis thalli were… 
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