Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[JJ] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG43] Coastal Ecosystems - 2. Coral reefs, seagrass and macroalgal beds, and mangroves

Thu. May 24, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Toshihiro Miyajima(Marine Biogeochemistry Group, Division of Ocean-Earth System Science, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Yu Umezawa(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Atsushi Watanabe(東京工業大学 環境・社会理工学院, 共同), Tomihiko Higuchi(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

[ACG43-P08] Characteristics of water quality in the river of the Philippines

*Naoko Morimoto1, Yu Umezawa2, Atsushi Watanabe3, Maria LOURDES SAN DIEGO- McGlone4, Charissa M. Ferrera4, Genevieve Regino-Monponbanua4, Toshihiro Miyajima1 (1.Department of Chemical Oceanography, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Department of Environmental Science on Biosphere, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 3.Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4. Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines)

Keywords:river discharge, terrestrial inputs, stable isotopic composition of C, N, O and H, tropical coastal area

Terrestrial inputs is one of the key factors for degradation of coastal habitats these days, whose effect is greatly increasing by development of its drainage basin through e.g. change of the land use and population increase, causing local eutrophication and suspendation. Coastal areas are also threatened by various human activities, such as mariculture, and environmental changes caused by global warming. However, those water qualities of rivers are not well investigated especially in coral triangle areas, which are the center of marine biodiversity. In this study, samples were collected both in the wet and dry seasons along the rivers to compare the site-specific characteristics of Luzon, Panay, Negros, Mindoro, and Mindanao islands of the Philippines. We analyzed nutrients, dissolved/particulated inorganic/organic carbon and nitrogen, isotopic composition such as δD/δ18O-H2O, δ15N/δ18O-NO3, δ13C-DIC and δ13C/δ15N-POM. Especially dissolved parameters seem to be well reflected local characteristics. Relationships between each component also allow us to estimate carbon and nitrogen dynamics.