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Utilization of dual stable isotopes to determine trophic structure in a mangrove - intertidal Mudflat of Johor Strait, Malaysia


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Zulkifli, Syaizwan Zahmir and Hanapiah, Munirah and Md Joni, Amirul Azuan and Mukhtar, Aqilah and Mohamat Yusuff, Ferdaus and Ismail, Ahmad and Miyazaki, Nobuyuki (2016) Utilization of dual stable isotopes to determine trophic structure in a mangrove - intertidal Mudflat of Johor Strait, Malaysia. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 22 (3). pp. 1123-1128. ISSN 0971-765X

Abstract

The coastal environment of the Johor Strait is gradually being altered, thus degrading the ecosystem's health. The present study was conducted to determine the food web in mangrove-mudflat ecosystem in vicinity to Sungai Pulai estuary as revealed by stable isotope analysis. A wide range of biota and sediments were collected and analyzed for δ 13 C and δ 15 N isotopic ratios. Results showed δ 13 C and δ 15 N values were ranged between-14‰ to-31‰ and 2.5‰ to 17.5‰, respectively. These data revealed that there are four trophic levels (primary producers up to tertiary consumers) that exist within the mangrove-mudflat ecosystem. Hence, a stable isotope analysis could be used to verify trophic structure in tropical mangrove ecosystem.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Environmental Studies
Faculty of Science
Publisher: Enviro Media
Keywords: Mangrove; Intertidal mudflat; Food web; Trophic level; Stable isotope
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 06:13
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 06:13
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53215
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