Articles | Volume 12, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 12, 6235–6249, 2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 6235–6249, 2015

Research article 30 Oct 2015

Research article | 30 Oct 2015

Water quality, isoscapes and stoichioscapes of seagrasses indicate general P limitation and unique N cycling in shallow water benthos of Bermuda

J. W. Fourqurean et al.


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Short summary
The landscape-scale spatial pattern in the elemental and isotopic composition of organisms offers valuable information about the ecological processes operating across the landscape. When used in parallel, spatial patterns in stable isotopic composition (called isoscapes) and elemental stoichiometry (we propose the term "stoichioscapes") of seagrasses in Bermuda indicate nutrient sources and unique nitrogen cycling on this isolated oceanic platform.
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