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dc.contributor.authorMoran, Mary Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorPomeroy, Lawrence R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSheppard, Edward S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Larry P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHodson, Robert E.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23T19:05:44Z
dc.date.available2010-02-23T19:05:44Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-02-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/32033
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1991 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 19-20, 1991, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe importance of riverine- and saltmarsh-derived organic matter to the food web of Georgia coastal waters has been a focus of ecological research over the past thirty years. Studies based on energy budgets, carbon flux measurements, and stable isotope ratios have generally implicated marsh detritus as an important, although not always dominant, source of organic matter within the marshes and adjacent estuaries (Teal 1962, Odum and de la Cruz 1967, Haines 1977, Peterson and Howarth 1987). However, data on the contribution of exported marsh and riverine organic matter to productivity further offshore, in continental shelf waters off the coast of Georgia, remains equivocal (Chalmers et al. 1985, Hopkinson 1985). Dissolved lignin-derived compounds provide molecular level markers by which to determine the presence of terrestrially-derived organic matter in marine ecosystems. Lignin is found only in vascular plants and has no known oceanic sources. Thus its presence in seawater serves as unequivocal evidence of input of marsh or riverine organic matter, and indeed such lignin-derived material has been found in open ocean water a great distance from its probable point of origin (Meyers-Schulte and Hedges 1986). In this study, we present data on concentrations and distribution of lignin phenols in seawater samples collected during October and November 1987 on the continental shelf of the southeastern U.S., between Cape Hattaras and Cape Canaveral.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (P.L. 98242). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1991. Coastal Researchen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectLignin phenolsen_US
dc.subjectOrganic matteren_US
dc.titleLignin-Derived Organic Matter in Georgia Coastal Watersen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Microbiologyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Zoologyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameOld Dominion University. Dept. of Oceanographyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Institute of Ecologyen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Natural Resourcesen_US


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