EPA Science Inventory

BIOGEOCHEMICAL AND METABOLIC RESPONSES TO THE FLOOD PULSE IN A SEMIARID FLOODPLAIN

Citation:

Valett, H. M., M. A. Baker, J A. Morrice, C. S. Crawford, M. C. Molles Jr, C. N. Dahm, D. L. Moyer, J. R. Thibault, AND L. M. Ellis. BIOGEOCHEMICAL AND METABOLIC RESPONSES TO THE FLOOD PULSE IN A SEMIARID FLOODPLAIN. ECOLOGY. Ecological Society of America, Ithaca, NY, 86:220-234, (2005).

Description:

This paper describes a research project on the Rio Grande River, a large river system draining significant areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico. The goal of the research was to evaluate the role of spring floods in connecting large rivers to their riparian zones and the importance of this connection in nutrient cycling and organic matter processing. While this research was conducted outside of the EPA, many of its objectives are consistent with EPA efforts to develop methods for assessing ecological health of the nation's Great River Ecosystems.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/05/2005
Completion Date: 01/05/2005
Record Last Revised: 05/26/2005
Record Created: 12/08/2004
Record Released: 12/08/2004
Record ID: 104777

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT RESEARCH