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.
Winter is Not Coming
Ecosystems are resistant or resilient to hurricanes, but not both
Using the LTERHub Directory API to Perform Site Tasks
Ready-to-teach R Environmental Datasets: the lterdatasampler R package
2021-22 LTER Webinar Series: See past webinars here!
LTER Grad Students: Apply Now for Science Writing Opportunity
Expanding the “bio” in biogeochemical modeling: including voles in arctic climate models
Stream Dissolved Nitrogen Cycling Responds to Human Activity across the Landscape
Upcoming Panel Discussion on Community Engagement
Historical irrigation leaves long lasting legacies on the prairie