Nutritional Control of Bioturbation in Marine Sediments
MAINE UNIV AT WALPOLE DARLING MARINE CENTER
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We focus on the role played by food quality in controlling sediment mixing by benthic animals in coastal sediments. We hypothesize that a threshold level of food abundance controls whether or not significant mixing can occur, that this threshold is driven by protein concentrations, and regional differences in mixing among coastal regions may therefore be explained by differences in protein contents.
- Biological Oceanography