Oxygen and Inorganic Nitrogen Exchange in a Nereis virens (Polychaeta) Bioturbated Sediment-Water System

Erik Kristensen

Abstract


The significance of Nereis virens bioturbation on exchange of oxygen and inorganic nitrogen (ammonium and nitrate) across the sediment-water interface was determined in two laboratory systems: (1) Entire sediment systems, with and without Nereis, and (2) individual worm + burrow systems.

 

 

 

 

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