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N:P ratios in Darwin Harbour: spatial and seasonal distribution

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Title

N:P ratios in Darwin Harbour: spatial and seasonal distribution

Other title

N versus P ratios in Darwin Harbour - spatial and seasonal distribution

Creator

Makarynska, Dana; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report No. 47/2019

Date

2020-01-03

Location

Darwin Harbour

Description

There is debate about the relative importance of controlling anthropogenic nitrogen (N) versus phosphorus (P) inputs to limit algal growth in coastal waters. Studies from tropical latitudes have found N more likely to be limiting than P. This study investigated spatial and temporal aspects of N:P ratios, and inferred nutrient limitation, in Darwin Harbour based on long-term data.

Notes

Made available by via Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Method -- 2.1. Field data -- 2.2. Redfield ratio -- 3. Results and discussion -- 3.1. Data checks -- 3.2. Inorganic N:P ratio -- 3.2.1. Spatial distribution -- 3.2.2. N:P seasonal variation -- 3.3. Total N:P ratio -- 4. Discussion -- 5. References -- 6. Appendices -- Appendix 1. Time series of nutrient concentrations and background maps -- Appendix 2. Site N:P ratio bar plots and maps

Language

English

Subject

anthropogenic nitrogen versus nitrogen; N:P ratios; Spatial distribution

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

Report No. 47/2019

Format

157 pages : colour maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743502327

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/755958

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/765805


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