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1. Koren, Lindsey Michelle. Influence of Salinity Variations on the Desorption and Lability of Soil Organic Carbon Associated with Tidal Freshwater Marshes.

Degree: MS, Biology, 2009, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tidal freshwater marshes (TFMs) are unique ecosystems that bridge the gap between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and are important in the sequestration of soil organic carbon. With the ever changing global climate, TFMs are left vulnerable to downstream effects of rising sea level and salt water intrusion due to increases in flooding by saline waters. These changes often act over large spatial and temporal scales resulting in significant impacts to local and regional environments. This multidisciplinary study assessed the amount and lability of desorbed organic carbon in tidal freshwater marsh soils from the Waccamaw River Marsh, South Carolina and Sweet Hall, a marsh on the Pamunkey River, Virginia. Soils from each marsh were extracted at 0-35 practical salinity units (psu) and the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration, and carbon lability of the leachates were measured. At increasing levels of salinity, soil desorption amounts were higher in the Waccamaw River marsh interior and similar between the Waccamaw River creekbank and Sweet Hall levee. A larger fraction of desorbed DOC was consumed in the more organic soils from the Waccamaw River marsh in comparison to the more mineral soil from Sweet Hall Marsh. Finally, the rate of decay of the desorbed carbon was highest in the Sweet Hall levee soils, indicating more labile desorbed carbon, while the Waccamaw River Marsh soils had lower decay rates indicating less labile desorbed carbon. By understanding how salt water intrusion affects desorption and lability of soil organic carbon, in coastal marshes, we may be able to better understand how increasing sea levels may affect carbon storage in coastal ecosystems. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. S. Leigh McCallister.

Subjects/Keywords: Tidal Freshwater Marshes; Soil Organic Carbon; Salt Water Intrusion; Waccamaw River Marsh South Carolina; Sweet Hall Marsh; Virginia; Carbon Lability; Biology; Life Sciences

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APA (6th Edition):

Koren, L. M. (2009). Influence of Salinity Variations on the Desorption and Lability of Soil Organic Carbon Associated with Tidal Freshwater Marshes. (Thesis). Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.25772/SCXS-HC51 ; https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/1772

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Koren, Lindsey Michelle. “Influence of Salinity Variations on the Desorption and Lability of Soil Organic Carbon Associated with Tidal Freshwater Marshes.” 2009. Thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University. Accessed March 07, 2021. https://doi.org/10.25772/SCXS-HC51 ; https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/1772.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Koren, Lindsey Michelle. “Influence of Salinity Variations on the Desorption and Lability of Soil Organic Carbon Associated with Tidal Freshwater Marshes.” 2009. Web. 07 Mar 2021.

Vancouver:

Koren LM. Influence of Salinity Variations on the Desorption and Lability of Soil Organic Carbon Associated with Tidal Freshwater Marshes. [Internet] [Thesis]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2009. [cited 2021 Mar 07]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25772/SCXS-HC51 ; https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/1772.

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Council of Science Editors:

Koren LM. Influence of Salinity Variations on the Desorption and Lability of Soil Organic Carbon Associated with Tidal Freshwater Marshes. [Thesis]. Virginia Commonwealth University; 2009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25772/SCXS-HC51 ; https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/etd/1772

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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