(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: The accumulation of trace metals during the decomposition of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera under aerobic and anaerobic conditions
Student Author(s): Hazlehurst, Thomas B.
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John
%E Martin, John
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1972
Keywords: sandy beaches
Abstract: The ability of Macrocystis pyrifera to accumulate trace metals in particulate form under aerobic and anaerobic conditions is examined. Under aerobic conditions, Macrocystis appears to concentrate Cd, Ni, and Mn after two weeks of decomposition. From experiments using dialysis tubes, detrital Macrocystis demonstrates the ability to concentrate Fe twenty times the concentration of standing Macrocystis.