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Effects of Restoration and Reflooding on Soil Denitrification in a Leveed Midwestern Floodplain
Ecological Applications (2007)
  • Karen Wilson, University of Southern Maine
  • Cailin Orr
  • Emily Stanley
  • Jacques Finlay
Abstract
River floodplains have the potential to remove nitrate from water through denitrification, the anaerobic microbial conversion of nitrate to nitrogen gas. An important factor in this process is the interaction of river water with floodplain soil; however, many rivers have been disconnected from their historic floodplains by levees. To test the effect of reflooding a degraded floodplain on nitrate removal, we studied changes in soil denitrification rates on the Baraboo River floodplain in Wisconsin, USA, as it underwent restoration.
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Karen Wilson, Cailin Orr, Emily Stanley and Jacques Finlay. "Effects of Restoration and Reflooding on Soil Denitrification in a Leveed Midwestern Floodplain" Ecological Applications Vol. 18 Iss. 8 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_wilson/5/