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Title:Short term effects of initial flood disturbance on restoration projects
Author(s):Lemke, Michael J.; Casper, Andrew F.; Dungey, Keenan E.; Hagy, Heath M.
Subject(s):aquatice ecology
restoration ecology
floodplain
shallow lake
large river
water quality
waterfowl
submerged aquatic vegetation
nutrients
fish
Geographic Coverage:Illinois River
Abstract:NSF RAPID grant proposal to sample nutrients, processes (e.g., denitrification), and communities (e.g., microbes and zooplankton) that respond quickly to disturbances at two floodplain restoration sites on the Illinois River that flooded for the first time during the record flood of April 2013. We will also document the longer-term responses of submerged macrophytes and higher level consumers (birds and fishes) using existing data sets and on-going sampling programs.The flood event at one site (Emiquon) approximated a natural seasonal flood because the flood overtopped the levee for a few days but did not breach the levee. In contrast, the levees breached at the other site (Merwin), and river water continues to flood through Merwin. We hypothesize that the restoration trajectory has been reset at Merwin.
Issue Date:2013-06-27
Genre:Proposal
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/99082
Sponsor:NSF DEB-1347077
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-03-02


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