Nitrogen cycling in coastal marine ecosystems.

@article{Herbert1999NitrogenCI,
  title={Nitrogen cycling in coastal marine ecosystems.},
  author={Rodney Andrew Herbert},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          563-90
        }
}
It is generally considered that nitrogen availability is one of the major factors regulating primary production in temperate coastal marine environments. Coastal regions often receive large anthropogenic inputs of nitrogen that cause eutrophication. The impact of these nitrogen additions has a profound effect in estuaries and coastal lagoons where water exchange is limited. Such increased nutrient loading promotes the growth of phytoplankton and fast growing pelagic macroalgae while rooted… CONTINUE READING
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