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Permeable marine sediments: overturning an old paradigm

Boudreau, B.P. and Huettel, M. and Forster, S. and Jahnke, R.A. and McLachlan, A. and Middelburg, J.J. and Nielsen, P.V. and Sansone, F. and Taghon, G. and Van Raaphorst, W. and Webster, I. and Weslawski, J.M. and Wiberg, P. and Sundby, B. (2001) Permeable marine sediments: overturning an old paradigm. EOS, 82, 133-136. ISSN 0096-3941.

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Sandy sediments, which cover about 70% of continental shelves and most beaches, are often thought of as geochemical deserts that harbor no life because they are usually poor in organic matter and other reactive substances. Based on the belief that significant reactions and fluxes and a dynamic ecology require large standing stocks of reactants and organic matter, sandy sediments are neglected.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:10978
Deposited On:24 Nov 2011 01:00
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