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An assessment of the ecological importance of mangroves in the Kakinada area, Andhra Pradesh, India

Dutch title: Analyse van het ecologisch belang van mangroven in het Kakinada-gebied, Andhra Pradesh, India
Reference no: ID P101/294221043
Period: January 1994 till December 1996
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Carbon cycle; Coastal waters; Ecology; Mangroves; Nitrogen; Nutrients (mineral); Primary production
Geographical term: ISW, India, Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada
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  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Chemie; Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC), more

Abstract
The study aimed at understanding the role of the mangrove ecosystem positioned at the land-sea boundary in the material exchange process between land and sea and at understanding the significance of mangroves as nutrient source to higher trophical levels in the bay and coastal waters:

  1. Understanding the significance of mangroves as nutrient sources to higher tropical level in the bay and coastal waters.
  2. Determination of relative importance of primary producers and C&N flow.
  3. Monthly sampling and analysis.

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