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Chapter 2: Ecoregion 5.2.1 Northern lakes and forests: Marcell Experimental Forest, Minnesota

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Eggert, Sue L.; Heiskary, Steven A.; Kolka, Randy K.; Hill, Brian H.; Monson, Bruce A.; Swain, Edward B.

Year Published

2021

Publication

In: Ryan, Douglas F., ed. 2021. Biological responses to stream nutrients: a synthesis of science from experimental forests and ranges. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-981. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 15-44. Chapter 2.

Abstract

The Marcell Experimental Forest (MEF) has a rich and long history of research focused on peatland hydrology and biogeochemistry (Kolka et al. 2011c). Research at MEF has encompassed atmospheric deposition chemistry, peatland nutrient cycling, mercury (Hg) cycling, soil properties, tree-stand dynamics, and climate change. Various watershed treatments have been applied to uplands, bogs, or fens to investigate impacts of management practices on water yield, peak streamflow, water quality, and nutrient processing (Kolka et al. 2011b, Verry et al. 2011a). Biogeochemical research at MEF has focused on nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), dissolved organic carbon (DOC), Hg, and sulfur (S) cycling (Urban et al. 2011). This chapter reviews monitoring and research that has occurred at the MEF related to nutrient biogeochemistry and biological responses to nutrients.

Keywords

Biological indicators; nutrients; streams; Marcell Experimental Forest.

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Eggert, Sue L.; Heiskary, Steven A.; Kolka, Randy K.; Hill, Brian H.; Monson, Bruce A.; Swain, Edward B. 2021. Chapter 2: Ecoregion 5.2.1 Northern lakes and forests: Marcell Experimental Forest, Minnesota. In: Ryan, Douglas F., ed. 2021. Biological responses to stream nutrients: a synthesis of science from experimental forests and ranges. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-981. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 15-44.

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