The oxygen isotopic composition of phosphate in Elkhorn Slough , California : A tracer for phosphate sources

@inproceedings{McLaughlinTheOI,
  title={The oxygen isotopic composition of phosphate in Elkhorn Slough , California : A tracer for phosphate sources},
  author={Karen McLaughlin and Barbara J Cade-Menun and Adina Paytan}
}
Elkhorn Slough, a small seasonal estuary in central California, has been subjected to increased nutrient loading from agricultural and other non-point sources. However, because nutrients do not behave conservatively, tracing nutrient sources and cycling in ecosystems like Elkhorn Slough has been difficult to assess. This is particularly true of phosphorus (P), which has only one stable isotope and cannot be used as an isotopic tracer. However, isotopic fractionation of oxygen in phosphate at… CONTINUE READING
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