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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4343-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4343-2016
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04 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 04 Aug 2016

Patterns of carbon processing at the seafloor: the role of faunal and microbial communities in moderating carbon flows

Clare Woulds, Steven Bouillon, Gregory L. Cowie, Emily Drake, Jack J. Middelburg, and Ursula Witte

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Estuarine sediments are important locations for carbon cycling and burial. We used tracer experiments to investigate how site conditions affect the way in which seafloor biological communities cycle carbon. We showed that while total respiration rates are primarily determined by temperature, total carbon processing by the biological community is strongly related to its biomass. Further, we saw a distinct pattern of carbon cycling in sandy sediment, in which uptake by bacteria dominates.
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