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Data set name

Data Set on mangrove ecosystem functions in Gazi Bay, Kenya (1990-92)

Data holding centreVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom February 1990 to October 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mangroves area of Gazi Bay, situated 50 km south of Mombasa, Kenya

Observations 
Parameters

Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column; Stable isotope enrichment in biota; Litter abundance and type; Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column; Nitrogen concentrations in sediment; Nutrient fluxes between the bed and the water column; Stable isotope enrichment in sediment

Description 
Summary

The general objective of this project is to describe and understand mangrove ecosystems along the Kenyan coast in order to provide a basis for rational management of those ecosystems. The specific objective is to estimate the processes responsible for nutrient and energy flows through the mangrove ecosystem.

OriginatorsVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Availability 
OrganisationVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactProf. F. Dehairs
Address

Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
boulevard de la Plaine/Pleinlaan 2
Brussels

1050
Belgium

Telephone+32 2 629 32 63
Facsimile+32 2 629 32 74
Emailfdehairs@vub.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11012004
Global identifier1000
Last revised2009-08-11