Sources, sinks and transformations of organic carbon in Australian floodplain rivers

@article{Robertson1999SourcesSA,
  title={Sources, sinks and transformations of organic carbon in Australian floodplain rivers},
  author={Alistar I. Robertson and Stuart E. Bunn and Paul Boon and Keith F. Walker},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Research},
  year={1999},
  volume={50},
  pages={813-829}
}
This paper reviews research on fluxes of carbon in Australian floodplain rivers. Except where cover is absent, and in-stream gross primary production is >1 gC m–2 day–1 and ratios of production to respiration are >1, riparian sources dominate carbon pools in catchment streams. On floodplains, primary production by river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) forests is ~600 gC m–2 year–1. Total primary production by aquatic macrophytes and biofilms in floodplain wetlands is >2500 gC m–2 year–1 and… 
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