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Mangrove litter as nutritive source in the mangrove ecosystem of Gazi Bay
Citable as data publication
Woitchik A.F.; Ohowa B.; Rao R.; Dehairs F.; Analytical Chemistry Department, Free University of Brussels: Belgium; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Kenya; (2016): Mangrove litter as nutritive source in the mangrove ecosystem of Gazi Bay. https://doi.org/10.14284/180
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Description
Analysis of organic C and N content of fresh and senescent mangrove leaves of Gazi Bay (1990) and in situ decomposition of mangrove leaves and their nitrogen enrichment through biological nitrogen fixation during both rainy and dry season (1991-1992). The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine, Leaf-litter, Mangrove ecosystems, Mangrove trees, Mass spectrometry, Nitrogen fixation, Nutrient resorption, Stable isotope analysis, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay, Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh., Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk., Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson, Heritiera littoralis Dryand., Lumnitzera racemosa Willd., Rhizophora mucronata Lamk., Sonneratia alba J. Smith, Xylocarpus granatum König

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1990 - 1992

Taxonomic coverage
Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk. [WoRMS]
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]
Heritiera littoralis Dryand. [WoRMS]
Lumnitzera racemosa Willd. [WoRMS]
Rhizophora mucronata Lamk. [WoRMS]
Sonneratia alba J. Smith [WoRMS]
Xylocarpus granatum König [WoRMS]

Parameters
Carbon (C), Carbon-to-nitrogen Ratio (C:N), Isotope Carbon (C), Nitrogen (N)

Contributors
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), moredata creator
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Onderzoeksgroep Analytische en Milieuchemie (ANCH), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2016-07-01
Information last updated: 2016-07-01
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