Dataset - Sources, Pathways and Sinks of Organic Matter in Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems (MATE)
In order to study the fluxes of organic matter and minerals in the system, it is necessary to know the source, the pathways and the sink of it. In this
proposal a pilot experiment is described to identify sources of organic matter and minerals.
Stable isotope ratios of C, N, S, and O in organic compounds and the chemical structure of organic molecules in organic matter of known origin, will be
identified for future reference in flux studies on the ecosystem level. As the input of minerals from marine origin is regarded to be an important mineral source for the terrestrial ecosystem, a second pilot experiment on the composition of sea spray, blown inland by wind will be performed.
may be used as biomarkers for the origin, diagenesis and transport pathways of organic matter future studies.
-To perform a pilot experiment on the importance of sea spray for the mineral requirement of terrestrial vegetation.
Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-CEME)
|Ad Huiskes||Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-CEME)||Investigator, Technical Contact, Metadata Author|
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Huiskes, A.H.L., Boschker, H.T.S., et al., 2006. Stable isotope ratios as a tool for assessing changes in carbon and nutrient sources in Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems. Plants and Climate Change , 79-88
Huiskes, A.H.L., Boschker, H.T.S., et al., 2004. Stable isotope ratios as a tool for assessing the marine influence on Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems. Terra Antarctica Reports (11), 33-36