Project Title: Experimental assessment of the macroalgae Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus for monitoring N sources at different time-scales using stable isotope composition

Date: 2015

Principal Investigator(s): Viana, I. G., Bode, A., Bartholomew, M., & Valiela, I.

Abstract: Stable isotope composition of brown macroalgae has been widely used to monitor N loading during the last decades but some of the required assumptions when using them to detect anthropogenic inputs remain untested. In this study several experiments were run with two key species, A. nodosum and F. vesiculosus, to determine internal nitrogen isotope dynamics. Read full text…Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 466, 24-33.