RUI: Collaborative: Defining the biogeochemical context and ecological impacts of SGD on coral reefs
Submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) is the flow of water from land through the coastal seafloor into the nearby ocean. Approximately 13,000 km3 of groundwater is discharged into coastal environments every year, yet the effects of this fresh and often nutrient rich SGD are still poorly understood for coral reef ecosystems. This SGD input is driven by changes in precipitation, human land use, sea-...
ecosystem functioning, community ecology, biogeochemistry, marine ecology