Mangrove filtration of anthropogenic nutrients in the Rio Coco Solo, Panama

dc.contributor.authorLin, B.en
dc.contributor.authorDushoff, J.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialPanamaen
dc.coverage.temporal2000 - 2000en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:09:11Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:09:11Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThe authors analyzed water samples to assess the effectiveness of mangroves in removing nitrogen and phosphorus in a rapidly developing coastal area in Panama. Samples were collected along the Rio Coco Solo upstream of a mangrove forest as well as in the estuary, river mouth, and ocean. Results were compared against what one would expect from simple dilution from ocean water. The authors concluded that nutrients typical of human waste were removed by the mangrove system, confirming the observation of other authors that mangrove forests might serve as part of a low cost sewage treatment system. It should be noted that the study was limited to 26 samples collected in August of 2000.en
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dc.identifier584en
dc.identifier.citationManagement of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 15(2): 131-142en
dc.identifier.issn1477-7835en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65631en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.relation.urihttp://tahawus.princeton.edu/dushoff/pubs/LinDush04.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright Emerald Group Publishing Limiteden
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dc.subjectWater purificationen
dc.subjectWater qualityen
dc.subjectTropical zonesen
dc.subjectCoastal ecosystemsen
dc.subjectEutrophicationen
dc.subjectNitrogenen
dc.subjectPhosphateen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.titleMangrove filtration of anthropogenic nutrients in the Rio Coco Solo, Panamaen
dc.typeAbstracten
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