A multi-proxy approach to study biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen in tropical and temperate estuaries

Project Details

Description

The aim of the project is to characterize and quantify the estuarine biogeochemical C and N processing in tropical and temperate environments by developing and applying a proxy tool-box. This requires optimisation, development and implementation of advanced and novel analytical techniques to understand the distribution and sources of organic and inorganic C and N compounds and quantify the major biogeochemical processes in the estuarine environment. Specific objectives are: (1) to quantify and isotopically characterize particulate and dissolved organic and inorganic carbon and nitrogen reservoirs; (2) to determine and quantify the major transformations of organic and inorganic C and N in tropical and temperate rivers and estuaries.
AcronymFWOAL408
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0731/12/10

Keywords

  • chemistry

Flemish discipline codes

  • Biological sciences