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Determine nutrient conditions, cycling, and biological effects in two riverine parks, St.Croix National Scenic River (SACN) and Upper Mississippi River National Recreation Area (MNRA): Data

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Publication Date
Start Date
2008-05-01
End Date
2009-06-30

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W Richardson, L Bartsch, and R Kiesling, 2018, Determine nutrient conditions, cycling, and biological effects in two riverine parks, St.Croix National Scenic River (SACN) and Upper Mississippi River National Recreation Area (MNRA): Data, U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7W66K1H.

Summary

Hydraulic connection between channels and floodplains (“connectivity”) is a fundamental determinant of ecosystem function in large floodplain rivers. Factors controlling material processing in these rivers depend not only on the degree of connectivity but also on the sediment conditions, nutrient loads and source. Nutrient cycling in the nutrient-rich upper Mississippi River (MISS) is relatively well studied, while that of less eutrophic tributaries is not (e.g., St Croix River; SACN). We examined components of nitrogen cycling in two floodplain rivers of contrasting nutrient enrichment and catchment land-use to test the hypothesis that N-cycling rates will be greater in the MISS with elevated nutrient-loads and productivity in contrast [...]

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Point of Contact :
Lynn A Bartsch
Originator :
William B Richardson, Lynn A Bartsch, Richard L Kiesling
Metadata Contact :
Lynn A Bartsch
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase

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Determine nutrient conditions, cycling, and biological effects in two riverine parks SACN and MISS.xml
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Purpose

Provides comprehensive analysis of nitrogen cycling and retention in two rivers with contrasting nutrient loading, catchment landuse, and river management. Will be useful to better manage both rivers for nitrogen reduction and retention.

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