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Resolving nitrogen and phosphorus transformations along subterranean estuary - sediment/water interface continuums in carbonate sands [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP100200732]

Researchers Eyre Prof Bradley D; Dr Isaac R Santos; Dr Dirk V Erler; Prof Ling Li; A/Prof Caroline P Slomp

Brief description Humans are modifying global nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) cycles at an alarming rate. The release of N and P into the environment drives eutrophication, one of the greatest threats to coastal ecosystems worldwide. Globally, there is little effort being made to control increasing N and P emissions. The transport of contaminated groundwater is a major source of N and P to the coastal zone and an overlooked driver of eutrophication. Yet, research into the processes that influence N and P transformation in groundwater are scarce, they neglect carbonate sand systems and have ignored the processes in key groundwater transition zones. This project will generate new knowledge that will help us understand the role that groundwater plays in coastal eutrophication.

Funding Amount $303,000

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