Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Jessica Czarnecki, William Patterson University

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Sediment Small Core Incubation: An Analysis of Techniques for Measuring Nutrient Fluxes

In this study, two methods of sediment small core incubation, static and flow through, were compared to determine a relationship. To have results that were not site specific, sites of varying environmental conditions were used. A one-way ANOVA showed methods at the mid-bay sites to have a significant difference. While determined to be statistically insignificant, differences in shallow water sites could be seen when plotted. From the results it can be determined that there was a difference between methods although no constant trend was found.