Microphytobenthos in the Elbe Estuary: Biomass, Species Composition and Primary Production Measurements with Oxygen Microelectrodes

  • C. Gätje
  • L. Kies
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 36)

Abstract

In 1986 and 1987 sediment samples were taken every four weeks (except during ice periods) from the upper and lower eulittoral zone of eight stations in the Elbe estuary. The sampling area comprised the tidal flats bordering the river between the city of Hamburg and the North Sea including the freshwater-, oligo- and mesohaline section.

Keywords

Biomass Chlorophyll Photosynthesis Navicula Oscillatoria 

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References

  1. ARGE Elbe (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die Reinhaltung der Elbe) (1987) Wassergütedaten der Elbe von Schnackenburg bis zur See. Zahlentafel 1986Google Scholar
  2. REVSBECH NP, JÖRGENSEN BB (1983) Photosynthesis of benthic microflora measured with high spatial resolution by the oxygen microprofile method. Limnol Oceanogr 28:749–756CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Gätje
    • 1
  • L. Kies
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for General BotanyUniversity of HamburgHamburg 52Germany

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