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Influence of periphyton on carbon dioxide sequestration along enrichment and hydrologic gradients in Everglades marshes

Short-term project
Start date: 2007          End date: 2008
Contact person: Jay Munyon
Funding organization(s):
Everglades Foundation

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The overall effect on net carbon balance on aquatic ecosystem by calcification is complex and not completely understood - and in the Everglades - the effect of carbonate precipitation on the total CO2 balance is completely unknown. The first question that I wish to answer is if a periphyton-dominated Everglades marsh is a source or a sink for carbon dioxide. Furthermore, I wish to determine how the productivity varies between short and long hydro-period marshes as well as how the periphyton contribution to the carbon dioxide sink compares to the contribution of aquatic macrophytes.

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