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Title: Variability of stable isotope ratios of mangrove glassfish (Ambassis Jacksoniensis) from southeast Australia and the implications for ecosystem studies
Authors: Mazumder, D
Williams, RJ
Szymczak, R
Reid, D
Saintilan, N
Keywords: Stable isotopes
Mangroves
Fishes
Organic matter
Ecosystems
Australia
Issue Date: 3-May-2007
Publisher: Ingenta
Citation: Mazumder, D., Williams, R. J., Szymczak, R., Reid, D. & Saintilan, N. (2007). Variability of stable isotope ratios of mangrove glassfish (Ambassis Jacksoniensis) from southeast Australia and the implications for ecosystem studies. Special issue: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat, Miami, Florida, 19 to 21 April, 2006. In Bulletin of Marine Science, 80(3), 927. Retrieved from: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/umrsmas/bullmar/2007/00000080/00000003/art00029#
Abstract: Scientists concerned with organic matter flow and food web structures in aquatic ecosystems are increasingly realizing the potential of stable isotope ratios as natural tracers. Stable isotopes offer an accurate and cost effective way to understanding critical pathways of energy and pollutant transfer. Further, many aquatic habitats have been degraded and isotope ratios offer insights into appropriate conservation and rehabilitation techniques to manage these valuable resources. So far, the literature shows little attention has been paid to spatial and temporal variations in isotope signatures of samples taken from saltmarsh and mangrove environments. This study reports on investigations into the differences in isotopic signatures within a single species, Ambassis jacksoniensis, surveyed from two locations at two different times. The results suggest significant variation in δ13C between different season and location for glassfish, but not for δ15N. The results also suggest that care is needed in interpreting previously published results. © 2007 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Description: Bulletin of Marine Science, 80 (3) is comprised of the Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat.
URI: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/umrsmas/bullmar/2007/00000080/00000003/art00029#
https://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/11561
ISSN: 0007-4977
1323-1650
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