Nutrient cycling in oligohaline sediments and marshes: Is denitrification a major sink for nitrogen?
Principal Investigator:Jeffrey C. Cornwell
Start/End Year:1998 to 2000
Institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Co-Principal investigator:Todd Kana, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The primary objectives of this proposal are to apply a new direct measurement technique for denitrification to: examine approaches to determining system-wide denitrification estimates in the Choptank River subestuary and determine if oligohaline marshes are important sites for estuarine denitrification. Denitrification will be compared to N input terms available for this subestuary, as well as N sinks including marsh N storage and burial.