Nutrient dynamics in the Biosphere 2 coral reef mesocosm: water velocity controls NH4 and PO4 uptake

@article{Atkinson2001NutrientDI,
  title={Nutrient dynamics in the Biosphere 2 coral reef mesocosm: water velocity controls NH4 and PO4 uptake},
  author={Marlin J. Atkinson and James L Falter and Clifford J. Hearn},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={341-346}
}
The Biosphere 2 coral reef biome is a large, fully enclosed, self-sustaining mesocosm. Water is moved throughout the mesocosm by waves. Inorganic and organic nutrients were monitored weekly from 1995 to 2000. Eight nutrient-uptake experiments were conducted to measure uptake-rate constants (S, m s–1) for NH4, PO4, and NO3. Nutrient concentrations were low… CONTINUE READING