Despite expanded suburban development, nitrogen fluxes to the estuary have remained steady since the early 1990s. River flow, which is becoming more variable along with climate, largely determines nitrogen retention. Imbalances between nutrient supply and demand reduce nutrient regulation during higher flows. Work at PIE LTER helped lead to a generalized framework for modeling material fluxes at river network scales – the River Network Saturation framework. Knowing when and where river networks become saturated for different constituents allows scientists and managers to better extrapolate to broader spatial scales, clarify the role of rivers in continental element cycles, and identify policy priorities.
LTER at ESA 2021
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2021-2022 LTER Webinar Series
Slow Research to Understand Fast Change
Information Management Committee Bylaws Revision
LTER Diversity Committee Hosts Community Building Seminars
Academic Careers Panel
Meet our LTER Graduate Student Science Writers for 2021!
DataBits: Winter/Spring Edition of Site Bytes
New Book: The Challenges of Long Term Ecological Research: A Historical Analysis