Saturated, Suffocated, and Salty: Hotspots of Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction in Anoxic Riparian Soils

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This project investigates the origin of the nitrogen stored in the riparian soils above milldams, the dominant processes controlling its transformation, and its risk of being released into the stream.

Funded by: National Science Foundation Riparian soils above low-head dams (milldams) usually contain large amounts of bioavailable nitrogen that could impair the adjacent streams if it becomes mobilized.

Principal Investigators: Marc Peipoch and Jinjun Kan

Collaborators: Dipankar Dwivedi (Berkeley National Laboratory); Shreeram Inamdar (University of Delaware)

Project Year: 2022