California Sea Grant College Program
Development of Novel Stable Isotope Approaches to Evaluate Carbon Flow in a Restored Coastal Wetland in Southern California
- Author(s): Dillon, Jesse
- Whitcraft, Christine
- et al.
We hypothesized there would be differences in the microbial and infaunal communitiesprimarily responsible for degrading macrophyte vs. microalgal carbon. Specifically we predicted that:
The invertebrate community degrading macrophyte-derived carbon will be significantly different from those degrading algal-derived carbon.
The microbial communities (bacteria and fungi) degrading macrophyte-derived carbon will be significantly different from those not using this carbon source.