Dissolved organic matter or DOM gives an important source of nutrients and energy to the aquatic ecosystems. Several research works have been conducted in the field of aquatic ecosystems. Here you will know about some of these research works and their findings and analysis.
Advances in Environmental behaviours and the effects of dissolved organic matter in aquatic ecosystems.
This paper was published in Science China Earth Sciences and the work was done by Wei He, ZeLin Bai, and others. According to their research, trillions of DOM are stored in the aquatic ecosystems and it plays a crucial role in carbon cycling. It protects aquatic organisms from ultraviolet radiation. In this paper, the authors have described the environmental behaviours and the effects on aquatic ecosystems.
How humans alter dissolved organic matter composition in freshwater: relevance for the Earth’s biogeochemistry.
This paper was written by Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Rebecca T. Barnes, and others and published in the international journal Biogeochemistry. The authors believe that people had depended on the DOM quality instead of the indicators of the composition of DOM. It’s importance in the biogeochemical processes is not known yet. The DOM molecules have different chemical properties; thus they play different roles in the environment. Various activities of humans can change this DOM composition.
On the importance of the dissolved organic matter in the nutrition of zooplankton in some lake waters.
This paper was written by Kalevi Salonene and Taina Hammar and was published in Oecologia. In this study, a radiotracer technique was used to know about the source of carbon in zooplankton. It was found that dissolved organic matter or DOM was an important food resource for the zooplankton.
All these studies show that the dissolved organic matter or DOM is an essential source of nutrition for aquatic organisms. Further studies must be done to learn more about this important matter.