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