Ecosystem metabolism dynamics and environmental drivers in Mediterranean confined coastal lagoons

Bas-Silvestre et al. (2020) – Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 245: 106989.

Metabolic rates in confined lagoons vary seasonally, with high values in summer, characterized by periods of extended anoxia. Nutrient concentrations do not drive metabolism in these ecosystems.Standardized rates show the potential productivity of these lagoons during winter.

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