Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160100443 [ 2016-01-01 - 2018-12-31 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Christian Sanders (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Resolving nutrient groundwater exports versus soil burial in mangroves. This project aims to examine the role of mangroves in the sequestration and burial of nutrients. Coastal areas increasingly receive enriched nutrient loads, driving anthropogenic eutrophication. Mangrove wetlands naturally filter and bury large quantities of nutrients through soil accretion. This project aims to quantify nutrient groundwater export as related to mangrove soil nutrient retention and determine if these wetlands have the potential to provide negative feedback to coastal eutrophication. The project plans to use state-of-the-art radionuclide tracer technology to quantify the relationship between groundwater discharge and historical soil nutrient retention.

Funding Amount $393,434

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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