Nutrient Fluxes in Seagrass Ecosystems

In seagrass beds a variety of processes driving the flux of matter within the ecosystem and between the ecosystem and the rest of the marine environments take place (see a simplified representation of these processes for N in Fig. 2). Here we briefly summa rize the nutrient fluxes from an ecosystem perspective; as it is true that N and P fluxes often work in parallel with C fluxes (treated elsewhere in this book, see Mateo et al., Chapter 7, and Marba et al., Chapter 6), we will focus only on specific aspects of key importance to understand nutrient-seagrass interactions.

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