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Carbon and nitrogen fluxes in Gazi Creek (Kenya)
Citable as data publication
Rao R.G.; Dehairs F.; Baeyens W.; Department of Human Ecology; Research group Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry. VUB: Belgium; (2016): Carbon and nitrogen fluxes in Gazi Creek (Kenya). http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/121
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Description
Leaves were collected from five main mangrove species: Avicennia marina, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Ceriops tagal, Rhizophora mucronata and Xylocarpus granatum occurring at Gazi Creek on the East Coast of Kenya. They were analyzed for the determination of organic carbon and nitrogen contents. A field experiment with litter bags was also initiated to study the decomposition of yellow, senescent leaves of Ceriops tagal for 1, 3, 6, 9 and 15 days. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Rao, R. G. (1991). A contribution to the study of carbon and nitrogen fluxes in a kenyan mangrove ecosystem. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 47 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine, Decomposition, Leaf litter, Mangroves, Organic matter, Vegetation, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Creek, Avicennia marina, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Ceriops tagal, Rhizophora mucronata, Xylocarpus granatum

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Creek

Temporal coverage
November 1990

Taxonomic coverage
Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk. [WoRMS]
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]
Rhizophora mucronata Lamk. [WoRMS]
Xylocarpus granatum König [WoRMS]

Parameters
Carbon-to-nitrogen Ratio (C:N), Dry weight of leaves, Organic carbon (OC), Organic nitrogen (N)

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Geneeskunde en Farmacie; Vakgroep Menselijke Ecologie (VUB), moredata creator Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Rao, R. G. (1991). A contribution to the study of carbon and nitrogen fluxes in a kenyan mangrove ecosystem. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 47 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-18
Information last updated: 2016-05-04
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