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1. Robert Thomas Davis. Assessing the role of constructed floodplains on the biogeochemistry of agricultural streams</h1>.

Degree: MS, Biological Sciences, 2014, University of Notre Dame

Streams in the midwestern United States are managed to rapidly convey runoff downstream, carrying with it nutrients and sediment. My thesis quantifies the effect of the two-stage ditch, which constructs “mini-floodplains” adjacent to channelized streams to 1) retain nutrients and sediment, and 2) enhance ecosystem function. The two-stage ditch increased water clarity during floodplain inundation; however, total suspended solids were not reduced in any of the study streams. Nutrients that are “sticky” (total phosphorus, soluble phosphorus, and ammonium) were decreased in 2 of the 4 two-stage reaches, whereas nitrate, a “leaky” nutrient, was not reduced in any of the streams. Floodplains increased gross primary production during warm seasons at baseflow, and consistently increased ecosystem respiration at all stages in all seasons. Constructed floodplains can improve water quality in agricultural streams, but is most likely to be successful when “stacked” with other best management practices within a watershed. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Stuart Jones, Committee Member, Dr. Gary Lamberti, Committee Member, Dr. Jennifer Tank, Committee Chair.

Subjects/Keywords: two-stage ditch; nutrients; agriculture; streams; water quality; whole-stream metabolism

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APA (6th Edition):

Davis, R. T. (2014). Assessing the role of constructed floodplains on the biogeochemistry of agricultural streams</h1>. (Masters Thesis). University of Notre Dame. Retrieved from https://curate.nd.edu/show/k930bv75n3d

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Davis, Robert Thomas. “Assessing the role of constructed floodplains on the biogeochemistry of agricultural streams</h1>.” 2014. Masters Thesis, University of Notre Dame. Accessed December 07, 2019. https://curate.nd.edu/show/k930bv75n3d.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Davis, Robert Thomas. “Assessing the role of constructed floodplains on the biogeochemistry of agricultural streams</h1>.” 2014. Web. 07 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Davis RT. Assessing the role of constructed floodplains on the biogeochemistry of agricultural streams</h1>. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Notre Dame; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 07]. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/k930bv75n3d.

Council of Science Editors:

Davis RT. Assessing the role of constructed floodplains on the biogeochemistry of agricultural streams</h1>. [Masters Thesis]. University of Notre Dame; 2014. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/k930bv75n3d

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