Reference : Applications of C and N stable isotopes to ecological and environmental studies in seagr...
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Aquatic sciences & oceanology
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1183
Applications of C and N stable isotopes to ecological and environmental studies in seagrass ecosystems
English
Lepoint, Gilles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Océanologie >]
Dauby, Patrick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Systématique et diversité animale >]
Gobert, Sylvie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Océanologie >]
Dec-2004
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
49
11-12
887-891
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0025-326X
Oxford
[en] sewage ; food web ; stable isotopes ; seagrass ; tracer
[en] Stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen are increasingly used in marine ecosystems, for ecological and environmental studies. Here, we examine some applications of stable isotopes as ecological integrators or tracers in seagrass ecosystem studies. We focus on both the use of natural isotope abundance as food web integrators or environmental tracers and on the use of stable isotopes as experimental tools. As ecosystem integrators, stable isotopes have helped to elucidate the general structure of trophic webs in temperate, Mediterranean and tropical seagrass ecosystems. As environmental tracers, stable isotopes have proven their utility in sewage impact measuring and mapping. However, to make such environmental studies more comprehensible, future works on understanding of basic reasons for variations of N and C stable isotopes in seagrasses should be encouraged. At least, as experimental tracers, stable isotopes allow the study of many aspects of N and C cycles at the scale of a plant or at the scale of the seagrass ecosystem. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Centre Interfacultaire de Recherches en Océanologie - MARE
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/1183
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.07.005
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