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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: monographic

Date Issued: 2001

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 52 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: To improve water quality as part of a large restoration effort, constructed herbaceous wetlands will be used as filters of high nutrient water. In this study, I tested whether mixed forested wetlands could also be used as nutrient filters. I examined water quality parameters within a forested slough isolated from direct anthropogenic disturbance and within an impounded forest wetland receiving direct agricultural effluent. Among the water quality parameters, TP and K concentrations in the forested slough were particular low. Although all nutrients, except TKN, were higher in the impounded wetland, nutrient concentrations within the wetland were lower at interior sites as compared to inflow water. Based on the use of chloride as a conservative tracer, this reduction resulted predominantly from biological and chemical processes, while physical processes played a minimal role. This study established that mixed forested wetlands can significantly reduce high nutrient levels in surface water.

Identifier: 9780493121796 (isbn), 12772 (digitool), FADT12772 (IID), fau:9649 (fedora)

Note(s): Adviser: John C. Volin.Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2001.

Subject(s): Biology, EcologyAgriculture, Forestry and WildlifeEnvironmental Sciences

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/12772

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Cole, Dara Michelle. Florida Atlantic University

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A9649



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