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Title: Dissolved inorganic nutrients, organic matter and stable nitrogen isotopes as indicators of human impact in two contrasting estuaries in West Bengal, India, during winter monsoon
Authors: Fischer, Peter
Unger, Daniela
Palit, Anup
Einsporn, Marc H.
Lara, Rubén J.
Keywords: Bay of Bengal;Sundarbans;Dissolved inorganic nutrients;Amino acids;δ15N;Anthropogenic impact
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The present study consists of the analyses of dissolved inorganic nutrients (NH4 , NO3 , NO2 , PO4 , Si(OH)4), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), particulate nitrogen, particulate organic carbon, amino acids and δ15N of particulate nitrogen and NO - from Hooghly and Matla estuary. Hooghly estuary was sampled at 2 stations, at Kolkata and ca. 60 km downstream. Mangrove 3- dominated Matla estuary was investigated along a N-S transect. Dissolved inorganic nitrogen, PO4 and DON concentrations were low, especially for the Hooghly site at Kolkata. Human influence, however, was revealed by the more labile nature and elevated concentrations of amino acids in Kolkata. Release of nutrients from particulate matter during estuarine transport resulted in higher NO - and PO 3- concentrations downstream Kolkata. In Matla estuary no human influence was detected and nitrogen fixation was observed.
Page(s): 16-28
URI: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/jspui/handle/123456789/34849
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.45(01) [January 2016]

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