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A comparison of nutrient-limited productivity in macroalgae from a Caribbean barrier reef and from a mangrove ecosystem

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Date Issued:
1987
Title: A comparison of nutrient-limited productivity in macroalgae from a Caribbean barrier reef and from a mangrove ecosystem.
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Name(s): Lapointe, Brian E., creator
Littler, Mark M., creator
Littler, Diane S., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 14 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3353785 (digitool), FADT3353785 (IID), fau:6613 (fedora), 10.1016/0304-3770(87)90003-9 (doi)
Note(s): Productivity-nutrient enrichment assays and tissue analysis of three dominant macroalgae at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, suggest that the degree and type of nutrient limitation in tropical marine macroalgae are highly ecosystem and species dependent. In the frondose algae, Dictyota divaricata L'amouroux and Acanthophora spicifera Lamouroux, collected from a pristine barrier reef site, productivity increased significantly with enrichment by dissolved inorganic nitrogen (N, as NH4+) and phosphorus (Pi, which accounted for more of the enhanced productivity), compared to insignificant or reduced effects of enrichment of these algae collected at a detritus-rich mangrove island.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043770 and may be cited as: Lapointe, B. E., Littler, M. M., & Littler, D. S. (1987). A comparison of nutrient-limited productivity in macroalgae from a Caribbean barrier reef and from a mangrove ecosystem. Aquatic Botany, 28(3-4), 243-255. doi:10.1016/0304-3770(87)90003-9
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #529.
Subject(s): Algae
Carrie Bow Cay (Belize)
Mangrove ecology
Algal communities
Nutrients in ecosystems
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3353785
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3770(87)90003-9
Restrictions on Access: ©1987 Elsevier B.V.
Owner Institution: FAU