Wetland Soil Carbon in a Watershed Context for the Prairie Pothole Region

Wetland Soil Carbon in a Watershed Context for the Prairie Pothole Region

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Phillips, R. L., C. Ficken, M. Eken, J. Hendrickson, and O. Beeri. 2016. Wetland Soil Carbon in a Watershed Context for the Prairie Pothole Region. J. Environ. Qual. 45:368-375. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.06.0310

designated use, impacts, nutrients, restoration, sediment, watershed, Land Use, Soil

https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/articles/45/1/368

Wetland restoration in the Prairie Pothole Region frequently involves removing soil in order to increase water storage volume and remove any seedbanks of invasive species. However, soil removal can result in a loss of soil organic carbon. The results of this study show that wetland soil carbon varies with upland land use but not landscape positioning, while carbon mineralization rates vary with landscape position; moreover, soil removval for wetland restoration may affect the re-establishment of plants.

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