Dag O. Hessen, Lars J. Tranvik (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dag O.'s Aquatic Humic Substances: Ecology and Biogeochemistry PDF

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By Dag O. Hessen, Lars J. Tranvik (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dag O. Hessen, Dr. Lars J. Tranvik (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3642083625

ISBN-13: 9783642083624

Humic components happen in every kind of aquatic platforms, yet are rather vital in northern, coniferous components. They strongly alter the aquatic ecosystems and in addition represent an immense challenge within the ingesting water supply.
This quantity covers all features of aquatic humic elements, from their foundation and chemical homes, their results on mild and nutrient regimes and biogeochemical biking, to their position relating to organisms, productiveness and nutrients net association from micro organism to fish. designated emphasis is paid to carbon biking and meals net association in humic lakes, yet features of marine carbon biking relating to humus are handled as well.

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L. It is evident from Fig. 1 that the compositional and structural variability in freshwater fulvic acids probably arises from variability in the relative amount of Cal. In fact, the relative proportions of Car and Cxs are nearly constant over the entire locus of points in Fig. 1, except at the lowest Cal values.

The stages in these models include: degradation of plant material producing a variety of simpler monomers, microbial uptake of these monomers producing microbial biomass in soils and sediments, and concurrent polymerization of reactive monomers to form a heterogeneous mixture of larger molecules resistant to further microbial degradation. In the multistage models, polymerization of reactive monomers can occur through many pathways. One class of important reactive monomers are polyphenols (quinones) which are both synthe- Diane M.

Being recalcitrant to microbial decomposition unless facilitated by oxidative processes such as photolysis (Wetzel et al. 1995). MacCarthy and Rice (1991) present a convincing argument that, from an ecological perspective, the molecular irregularity of humic substances and the lack of biologically induced specificity in their formation are the critical characteristics explaining their persistence and ubiquitous nature. They argue that a complex mixture of compounds in which monomers are not sequenced in a regular order has an inherent resistance to enzymatic decomposition.

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