Use of photosynthetic pigments in sediments as a tracer for sources and fates of macrophyte organic matter

J. S. Levinton, M. McCartney

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    Abstract

    Assays the photosynthetic pigments in sediments of False Bay, Washington, USA, to identify means of detecting lateral transport of particulate organic matter (POM) from beds of green algae (Ulva and Enteromorpha). The deposition of seaweed detritus is sufficient to stimulate deposit-feeder population growth. In all sediments, both principal components analysis and simple correlation analysis consistently identified 2 negatively correlated sets of photosynthetic pigments, which could be associated with diatoms and macrophytes, respectively. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)87-96
    Number of pages10
    JournalMarine Ecology Progress Series
    Volume78
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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