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Relative importance of mangrove litter as nutrient source: preliminary results
Woitchik, A.F.; Kazungu, J.; Rao, R.G.; Dehairs, F.A. (1991). Relative importance of mangrove litter as nutrient source: preliminary results, in: Delbeke, K. (Ed.) Kenya - Belgium project in marine sciences "Higher Institute for Marine Sciences" VLIR - KMFRI Project and CEC Project "Dynamics and Assessment of Kenyan Mangrove Ecosystems" No. TS2-0240-C (GDF): Progress Report November 1990 -June 1991. pp. 29-31
In: Delbeke, K. (Ed.) (1991). Kenya - Belgium project in marine sciences "Higher Institute for Marine Sciences" VLIR - KMFRI Project and CEC Project "Dynamics and Assessment of Kenyan Mangrove Ecosystems" No. TS2-0240-C (GDF): Progress Report November 1990 -June 1991. Kenyan Belgian Cooperation in Marine Sciences: Brussel. 166 pp., meer

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Trefwoorden
    Anatomical structures > Body organs > Plant organs > Leaves
    Mangroves
    Nutrients (mineral)
    Wastes > Solid impurities > Litter
    ISW, Kenya, Gazi Creek
    Marien/Kust

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  • Woitchik, A.F.
  • Kazungu, J.
  • Rao, R.G.
  • Dehairs, F.A., meer

Abstract
    Within the context of this EEC project we are studying the relative importance of mangrove litter as energy source to secondary and tertiary producers. This subject is not well assessed presently, especially in East Africa. Our objectives are to investigate on the nutritive value of mangrove litter and its decomposition as potential source of nutrients in the ecosystem. The project focusses on the mangrove of Gazi Creek, situated 50 km south of Mombasa. Our first step to study the input of nutrients by litter decomposition was to analyze the C and N composition of leaves of the same physiological age of the main species of the mangrove leaves in situ and in the laboratory and its nitrogen enrichment by biological nitrogen fixation.

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