Unraveling Pathways of Nitrogen Cycling in the Sediments of Shallow Coastal Systems using Biomarkers, Stable Isotope Tracer Experiments and Modeling [ 2006 - 2008 ]

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Researchers Dr BD Eyre; Dr P Cook; Prof Dr JJ Middelburg

Brief description Many 100's of millions of dollars are likely to be spent over the next ten years on the management of nitrogen enrichment, and protection of biodiversity, in Australia's coastal waters. This project will significantly advance our understanding of how organisms from bacteria to macrofauna affect the functioning of our coastal systems. Understanding the role that organisms at all levels play in the functioning of coastal ecosystems is the first step towards protecting this biodiversity. As such the findings from this research will have direct implications to the management, rehabilitation and protection of waterways (including biodiversity) in Australia.

Funding Amount $320,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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