SPOM was gathered from a thin scraping of the surface sediment ([less than or equal to] 1 cm in depth) obtained from the Petite Ponar sample, and measured as loss on ignition (Froelich 1980).
There was a significant site-by-date interaction in SPOM (P < 0.
Although there were significant site-by-date differences for SPOM, overall reproductive effort was not significantly different among the sites, suggesting that variable concentrations of SPOM and TOC are not predictors of the fecundity of C.
14] were determined on samples of epilithon, bryophytes, CBOM (wood and leaves separately), FBOM, SPOM, and the dominant consumer organisms collected weekly at each station during the [N.
An additional 4% of the added tracer was accounted f or via SPOM export, based on the calculated [N.
Therefore, a SPOM can be formulated as a Markov chain with a state space of size [2.
i] are the observed patch occupancy patterns, [Theta] is the parameter vector of the SPOM, and the SPOM itself is the mechanism that generates the likelihoods [f.
SPOM bulk and < 10 [micro]m fractions sampled at Station S-0 averaged -21.
15]N values in western Florida Bay, which suggest that nitrogen fixation represents a significant nutrient source although this cannot be explained to Okhotsk Sea coastal station, because the SPOM values can still be considered higher compared with their results.