The source and fate of organic matter and the significance of detrital pathways in a tropical coastal ecosystem: diet shifting of benthic invertebrates during the wet season

@inproceedings{Wai2008TheSA,
  title={The source and fate of organic matter and the significance of detrital pathways in a tropical coastal ecosystem: diet shifting of benthic invertebrates during the wet season},
  author={Tc Wai and Ss Ng and Kmy Leung and David Dudgeon and Gray A. Williams},
  year={2008}
}
Stable isotope analysis (SIA) and fatty acid profiling were used to elucidate the supply and fate of energy in a tropical coastal ecosystem in Hong Kong, southern China. To investigate seasonal changes in source supply on the diets of different trophic guilds, measurements were taken in three rocky bays before and after the onset of the summer monsoon, when supply of both marine macroalgal and streamborne terrestrial detritus increases. Particulate organic matter, comprising a mixture of marine… CONTINUE READING

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