Quantifying fine-sediment sources in primary and selectively logged rainforest catchments using geochemical tracers

Blake, William H. and Walsh, R. P. D. and Sayer, Sayer, Aimee M. and Kawi Bidin, (2006) Quantifying fine-sediment sources in primary and selectively logged rainforest catchments using geochemical tracers. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus, 6 (5-6). pp. 615-623. ISSN 1567-7230

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11267-006-9046-1

Abstract

Detailed information on post-logging sediment dynamics in tropical catchments is required for modelling downstream impacts on communities and ecosystems. Sediment tracing methods, which are potentially useful in extending to the large catchment scale and longer time scales, are tested in primary and selectively logged rainforest catchments of Sabah, Borneo. Selected nutrient (P and N) and trace metal (Ni and Zn) concentrations are shown to discriminate surface, shallow subsurface and deep subsurface sediment sources. Analysis of channel-stored fine-sediment samples and use of an unmixing model allow the relative importance of these vertical sediment sources to be estimated and erosion processes to be inferred for catchments of contrasting size.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Logging, Nutrients, Sediment, Tracing, Tropical rainforest
Subjects:?? SD430-(559) ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:3615
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:28 Feb 2012 12:10
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 15:33

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