Voss, M., Wannicke, N., Deutsch, B., Bronk, D., Sipler, R., Purvaja, R., Ramesh, R. and Rixen, Tim (2011) Internal Cycling of Nitrogen and Nitrogen Transformations. In: Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. , ed. by Wolanski, E. and McLusky, D.. Academic Press, Waltham, pp. 231-259. ISBN 978-0-08-087885-0 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374711-2.00508-8.

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Nitrogen is an essential element for all life forms and undergoes various transformation processes mostly mediated by microbes along biogeochemical gradients in the water column and in sediments. Along estuarine gradients a variety of regulating factors such as salinity or nutrient concentrations change rapidly. These processes are summarized and the interactions among processes are presented. A focus lies on dissolved organic nitrogen as an important component for the nutrition of bacteria and phytoplankton. Moreover, organic nitrogen mediates the transport of nitrogen from primary producers into the microbial food web. Most studies summarized here focus on nitrogen in temperate estuaries, but we also present a summary of nitrogen processes in tropical mangrove ecosystems.

Document Type: Book chapter
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Research affiliation: Biogeochemistry and Geology > Carbon and Nutrient Cycling
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374711-2.00508-8
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2023 16:24
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/2955

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