The relative importance of biotic and abiotic vectors in nutrient transport

@article{Bildstein1992TheRI,
  title={The relative importance of biotic and abiotic vectors in nutrient transport},
  author={Keith L. Bildstein and Elizabeth R. Blood and Peter C. Frederick},
  journal={Estuaries},
  year={1992},
  volume={15},
  pages={147-157}
}
The mass of nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium) imported during 1984 and 1985 to the North. Inlet Estuary, Georgetown County, South Carolina, by precipitation and runoff was compared with that imported by a colonial-nesting wading bird, the white ibis (Eudocimus albus). From late March through late June of both years, breeding ibises imported nutrients to the North Inlet Estuary study site from freshwater bottomland forest swamps, where they fed on crayfishes (Procambaridae… 

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