Articles | Volume 15, issue 23
Research article
04 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 04 Dec 2018

Negligible isotopic fractionation of nitrogen within temperate Zostera spp. meadows

Douglas G. Russell, Wei Wen Wong, and Perran L. M. Cook

Data sets

Raw data Biogeosciences seagras D. G. Russell, W. W. Wong, and P. L. M. Cook

Short summary
Nitrogen is an important nutrient in marine environments and is continually converted from one form to another. One way these processes can be investigated is by looking at the ratio of the 15N and 14N stable isotopes of different nitrogen-containing compounds. To date few studies have compared these ratios in seagrass beds, their associated sediments and the porewater NH4+ pool. The strong relationship between these nitrogen pools suggests that nitrogen is tightly recycled within seagrass beds.
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