New evidence that beaver ponds act as nitrogen sinks

A recent paper by Lazar et al. in the Journal of  Environmental  Quality reports that 5–45% of watershed nitrate-N loading in rural watersheds of southern New England is removed by beaver ponds. This confirms that beaver ponds are substantial sinks for nitrogen (Gizmodo; see Bibliography page for full reference).

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

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