- Project No 4108
- Project Name Tracing the presence of anthropogenic derived nutrients in intertidal ecosystems using stable isotopes of carbon (12C:13C) and nitrogen 14N:15N) in the Hunter region, NSW Australia
- Lead Organisation Hunter Water
- Research Lead University of Newcastle
- Main Researcher Angus Fanning
- Completion Year 2015
Intertidal marine environments are highly valued for their ecosystem services, yet it is often unclear whether productivity within sandy beaches and rocky shores is driven by nutrients derived from terrestrial, marine or in situ sources. This project utilised stable isotopes to trace nutrients derived from key sources and determine their spatial and temporal fate in intertidal beaches and rocky shores.
Honours Thesis completed by Angus Lachlan Noel Fanning in November 2015.