The biogeochemistry of insectivorous cave guano: a case study from insular Southeast Asia

@article{Wurster2015TheBO,
  title={The biogeochemistry of insectivorous cave guano: a case study from insular Southeast Asia},
  author={Christopher M. Wurster and Niels C. Munksgaard and Costijn Zwart and Michael I. Bird},
  journal={Biogeochemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={124},
  pages={163-175}
}
Cave guano derived from insectivorous bats and birds contain unique geochemical and mineralogical signatures. We investigated the mineralogy, pH, C, N and metal abundance patterns of cave guano spatially and temporally (with depth) along a W–E transect in Malaysia and Palawan from five remote cave sites, each housing large populations of bats and Aerodramus spp.(cave swiftlets). Guano deposits were rich in phosphate and/or sulphate minerals (e.g., gypsum, bassanite) with leucophosphite… 
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