EPA Science Inventory

BENTHIC MICROBIAL RESPIRATION IN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN, PIEDMONT, AND COASTAL PLAINS, STREAMS OF THE EASTERN USA

Citation:

Hill, B. H., A. T. Herlihy, AND P R. Kaufmann. BENTHIC MICROBIAL RESPIRATION IN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN, PIEDMONT, AND COASTAL PLAINS, STREAMS OF THE EASTERN USA. 2002 FRESHWATER BIOLOGY. Blackwell Science, Oxford, 47:185-194.

Description:

Our study had two objectives. First, in order to quantify the potential underestimation of community respiration caused by the exclusion of anaerobic processes, we compared benthic microbial respiration measured as 02 consumption with estimated based on DHA. Second, our previous research on streams in this region was limited to small streams (third order or smaller) and in this project we expanded our investigations of benthic microbial respiration into larger streams and rivers.

Purpose/Objective:

To quantify the potential underestimation of community respiration (benthic microbial respiration) caused by the exclusion of anaerobic processes

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/15/2002
Completion Date: 01/15/2002
Record Last Revised: 12/22/2005
Record Created: 09/30/2004
Record Released: 09/30/2004
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 87562

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

WATERSHED DIAGNOSTICS RESEARCH