Conceptual diagram illustrating how seagrass communities fix carbon from seawater using light energy from the sun and produce carbon sources that fuel the seagrass food web. leaves, detritus and animals exported from seagrass beds are a

Carbon fixation by seagrass communities

Conceptual diagram illustrating how seagrass communities fix carbon from seawater using light energy from the sun and produce carbon sources that fuel the seagrass food web. leaves, detritus and animals exported from seagrass beds are a "conveyer belt" of energy to hardbottom, coral reef, and deep sea communities.

diagram seagrasses carbon fixation photosynthesis light energy sun fuel food web export hardbottom and reef communities deep sea flux

Author(s)Kris Beckert
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2012-01-01
AlbumProcesses > Chemical
TypeGraphic
PublicationTropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment
Project(s)South Florida Ecosystem Synthesis
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Required AttributionKris Beckert, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)