Dr. Prosper Mfilinge

Publications in Refereed Journals

\r\n\r\n1. Mfilinge PL, Atta N, Tsuchiya M (2002) Nutrient dynamics and leaf litter decomposition in\r\na subtropical mangrove forest at Oura Bay, Okinawa, Japan. Trees Structure and Function\r\n16:172-180.

\r\n\r\n2. Mfilinge PL, Meziane T, Bachok Z, Tsuchiya M (2003) Fatty acids in decomposing\r\nmangrove leaves: microbial activity, decay and nutritional quality. Marine Ecology\r\nProgress Series 265:97-105.

\r\n\r\n3. Islam S, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2004) Status of organic and inorganic nutrients in\r\nwaters and sediments at the habitats of the mangrove sesarmid crabs from the Ryukyu\r\nIslands, Japan. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus 78:327-356.

\r\n\r\n4. Bachok Z, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M (2003) The diet of the mud clam Geloina coaxans\r\n(Mollusca, Bivalvia) as indicated by fatty acid markers in a subtropical mangrove forest of\r\nOkinawa, Japan. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 292:187-197.

\r\n\r\n5. Mfilinge PL, Meziane T, Bachok Z, Tsuchiya M. (2005) Litter dynamics and particulate\r\norganic matter outwelling from a subtropical mangrove in Okinawa Island, South Japan.\r\nEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 63:301-313.

\r\n\r\n6. Mfilinge PL, Meziane T, Bachok Z, Tsuchiya M. (2005) Total lipid and fatty acid classes in\r\ndecomposing mangrove leaves of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza and Kandelia candel: significance\r\nwith respect to lipid input. Journal of Oceanography 61:613-622.

\r\n\r\n7. Bachok Z, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2006) Characterization of fatty acid composition in\r\nhealthy and bleached corals from Okinawa, Japan. Coral Reefs 25(4):545-554.

\r\n\r\n8. Bachok Z, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M (2006) Food sources of coexisting suspension- feeding\r\nbivalves as indicated by fatty acid biomarkers, subjected to the bivalve abundances on a\r\ntidal flat. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 1 (1):92-111.

\r\n\r\n9. Meziane T, Lee SY, Mfilinge PL, Shin PKS, Lam MHW, Tsuchiya M. (2007) Inter-specific\r\nand geographical variations in fatty acid composition of mangrove leaves: implications for\r\nusing fatty acids as trophic tracers. Marine Biology 150:1103-1113.

\r\n\r\n10. Mchenga IS, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2007) Bioturbation activity by the grapsid crab\r\nHelice formosensis and its effects on mangrove sedimentary organic matter. Estuarine,\r\nCoastal and Shelf Science 73:316-324.

\r\n\r\n11. Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2008) Effect of temperature on leaf litter consumption by\r\ngrapsid crabs in a subtropical mangrove (Okinawa, Japan). Journal of Sea Research 59:94-\r\n102.

\r\n\r\n12. Bachok Z, Meziane T, Mfilinge PL, Tsuchiya M. (2009) Fatty acid markers as an indicator\r\nof temporal changes in food sources of the bivalve Quidnipagus palatum. Aquatic\r\nEcosystem Health and Management 12: (4) 390-400.

\r\n\r\nChapters in Books

\r\n\r\n1. Tsuchiya M. MfilingePL (2006) In: 21st Century COE Program, University of the Ryukyus\r\n(ed.), Biodiversity of coral reef and island ecosystems of the Ryukyus, 00332-349. Tokai\r\nUniversity Press. (In Japanese)

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