|Net primary productivity of intertidal systems: The Dublin Bay example|
Jeffrey, D.W.; Hayes, M. (2005). Net primary productivity of intertidal systems: The Dublin Bay example, in: Wilson, J.G. (Ed.) (2005). The intertidal ecosystem: the value of Ireland’s shores. pp. 45-57
In: Wilson, J.G. (Ed.) (2005). The intertidal ecosystem: the value of Ireland’s shores. Royal Irish Academy: Dublin. ISBN 1-904890-09-1. 206 pp., more
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Reasons for the determining of intertidal primary production are explained, and methods for so doing described. Data are presented for a Salicornia bed, a Zostera bed, a salt marsh, macroalgae and microphytobenthos from Dublin Bay. Spartina production is reviewed. It is concluded that organic production in the intertidal zone is effectively removed, and no sequestration of carbon occurs. However the resources for secondary production may now be readily quantified, and changes in primary production from season to season used in quality monitoring.