TitleDenitrification in a Salt March Ecosystem
AuthorsKaplan W. A., Valiela I., Teal J. M.
PublicationLimonl. & Oceanogr.. 1979 Jan; 24(4):726-734.
AbstractThe rate of denitrification measured throughout the year in various habitats of a New England salt marsh was correlated to temperature and was highest in the wettest habitats. Over 60% of the denitrification took place in the muddy creek bottoms. Annual denitrification exceeds nitrogen fixation. An amount of nitrate similar to the quantity consumed by dcnitrifiers is supplied by the flow of groundwater into the marsh and by nitrifiers within the marsh itself.