Spatiotemporal variations in the organic carbon accumulation rate in mangrove sediments from the Yingluo Bay, China, since 1900

Yao Zhang Xianwei Meng Peng Xia Jun Zhang Zhen Li Wanzhu Wang

Yao Zhang, Xianwei Meng, Peng Xia, Jun Zhang, Zhen Li, Wanzhu Wang. Spatiotemporal variations in the organic carbon accumulation rate in mangrove sediments from the Yingluo Bay, China, since 1900[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica. doi: 10.1007/s13131-021-1864-5
Citation: Yao Zhang, Xianwei Meng, Peng Xia, Jun Zhang, Zhen Li, Wanzhu Wang. Spatiotemporal variations in the organic carbon accumulation rate in mangrove sediments from the Yingluo Bay, China, since 1900[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica. doi: 10.1007/s13131-021-1864-5

doi: 10.1007/s13131-021-1864-5

Spatiotemporal variations in the organic carbon accumulation rate in mangrove sediments from the Yingluo Bay, China, since 1900

Funds: The National Natural Science Foundation of China under contract Nos 41976068 and 41576061.
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  • Figure  1.  Locations of sediment cores of YLB01, YLB02, and YLB03 in the Yingluo Bay (a), northern Beibu Gulf (b), China (c).

    Figure  2.  Vertical profiles of 210Pb activity, dry bulk density (DBD), and mass accumulation rate (MAR) vs. depth, and ln(210Pbex) and ages vs. mass depth in sediment cores of YLB01 (a–e), YLB02 (f–j), and YLB03 (k–o).

    Figure  3.  Variations in the grain size fraction, mean grain size (Mz), total organic carbon (TOC) and total nitrogen contents (TN), atomic C/N ratio, and stable organic carbon isotopes (δ13Corg) in sediment cores of YLB01 (a–f), YLB02 (g–l), and YLB03 (m–r) since 1900.

    Figure  4.  Variations in the organic carbon accumulation rate (OCAR) in sediment cores of YLB01 (a), YLB02 (b), and YLB03 (c) since 1900.

    Figure  5.  Scatter diagram of δ13Corg vs. C/N for identifying the organic carbon sources in the three sediment cores. The endmember values are from Xue et al. (2009), Xia et al. (2015), and Meng et al. (2016).

    Figure  6.  Variations in the contributions of mangrove-derived organic carbon (CMOC) and terrestrial organic carbon (CTOC) in sediment cores of YLB01 (a), YLB02 (b), and YLB03 (c) since 1900.

    Figure  7.  Variations and comparison of the organic carbon accumulation rate (OCAR) and contribution of mangrove derived organic carbon (CMOC) in the sediment cores (a–c), mangrove pollen content (Xia et al., 2015) (d), annual average air temperature and average rainfall of Guangxi Province (e and g) and average air temperature of Beihai City (f) (Huang et al., 2007), coefficient of grain size variation (100CV) of mangrove fringe (YLB02) (h), and sea level changes in the study region (i) (Frederikse, et al., 2020) since 1900. The blue shaded area represents the range of sea-level change. The solid lines in panels e, f, and g represent the 5 a moving averages of the original data sets. The grey dashed lines are linear regression of the corresponding data sets.

    Figure  8.  Bivariate plots of the organic carbon accumulation rate (OCAR) vs. the contribution of mangrove-derived organic carbon (CMOC) and coefficient of grain size variation (100CV) in sediment cores of YLB01 (a and d), YLB02 (b and e), and YLB03 (c and f). The dashed lines and shaded areas represent the 95% confidence intervals.

    Figure  9.  Conceptual graph of spatiotemporal variations in the organic carbon accumulation rate (OCAR) in mangrove sediments from the Yingluo Bay, tropical China, since 1900.

    Table  1.   Basic information of mangrove sediment cores in the Yingluo Bay, tropical China

    Position in
    Geomorphic settingMangrove species
    YLB0121°29′49″N109°45′36″E66Interiorupper tidal flat near the tidal creekRhizophora stylosa;
    Kandelia candel
    YLB0221°29′39″N109°45′48″E88Fringemiddle tidal flat near the trunk of the tidal creekKandelia candel;
    Aegiceras corniculatum
    YLB0321°29′53″N109°45′38″E50Interiorupper tidal flat near the landBruguiera gymnorrhiza;
    Rhizophora stylosa
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