Development of Novel Stable Isotope Approaches to Evaluate Carbon Flow in a Restored Coastal Wetland in Southern California
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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.
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Abstract

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.

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