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dc.contributor.authorMehring, Andrew S.
dc.contributor.authorVellidis, George
dc.contributor.authorPringle, Catherine M.
dc.contributor.authorKuehn, Kevin A.
dc.contributor.authorLowrance, Richard
dc.contributor.authorRosemond, Amy D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-27T23:26:50Z
dc.date.available2013-06-27T23:26:50Z
dc.date.issued2007-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48119
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, 2007, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractDissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the Little River, a tributary within the Suwannee River basin of southern Georgia, regularly drop below 1 mg L-1. A budget of coarse particulate organic matter (CPOM) dynamics and the oxygen demand generated by associated microbial respiration is being developed for third- and fifth-order reaches of the Little River. Our CPOM budget will include riparian inputs, standing stocks of various CPOM pools (e.g. leaf litter, woody debris), breakdown, and transport and settling of CPOM and the fine particulate organic matter that results from its processing. For all pools of CPOM, microbial respiration rates are measured over time to assess the oxygen demand generated by these stocks of organic matter. Preliminary research indicates that among tree species, respiration rates of attached microbes differ significantly, and all CPOM inputs and standing stocks will be accordingly sub-divided by tree species in our final budget. Once developed, this budget may provide a reference for policy makers, and a better understanding of the ways biota affect and are affected by oxygen dynamics in coastal plain blackwater streams.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397) or the other conference sponsors.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2007. Water Qualityen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectDissolved oxygen levelsen_US
dc.subjectMicrobial respirationen_US
dc.subjectLeaf breakdownen_US
dc.subjectRiparian inputsen_US
dc.subjectCourse particulate organic matteren_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Tree Species on Microbial Respiration and Leaf Breakdown in a Coastal Plain Blackwater Streamen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Institute of Ecologyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Southern Mississippi. Dept. of Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameSoutheast Watershed Research Laboratory (U.S.)en_US
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