Chemical environment and nutrient fluxes in a flood plain wetland ecosystem, Kashmir Himalayas, India

Research findings are presented on the chemical environment and nutrient dynamics in Hokersar wetland ecosystem of Kashmir Himalayas (J&K). The water body is characterised by calcium-rich water and dominance of bicarbonate anion. The estimation of nutrient pools in principal components (water, sediments and macrophytes) indicates sediments as long-term major sink (>99%); the sequence being sediment>water>macrophytes.