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13C/12C ratios and the trophic importance of algae in Florida Syringodium filiforme seagrass meadows
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|Title:||13C/12C ratios and the trophic importance of algae in Florida Syringodium filiforme seagrass meadows.||
Fry, B., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
|Type of Resource:||text|
|Identifier:||3176733 (digitool), FADT3176733 (IID), fau:5866 (fedora), 10.1007/BF00404980 (doi)|
Over 380 stable carbon isotope analyses made during 1981–82 showed that Syringodium filiforme Kutz seagrass meadows in the Indian River lagoon of eastern Florida have food webs based on algal rather than seagrass carbon. The results counter the idea that seagrass detritus is the dominant carbon source in seagrass ecosystems. Two factors that may contribute to the low apparent importance of seagrass in the study area are high algal productivities that equal or exceed S. filiforme productivity and the high rates of seagrass leaf export from meadows.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publicationavailable at http://www.springerlink.com and may be cited as: Fry, B. (1984). 13C/12C ratios and thetrophic importance of algae in Florida Syringodium filiforme seagrass meadows. Marine Biology, 79(1), 11-19. doi:10.1007/BF00404980
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #366.
Food chains (Ecology)
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