Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-21T11:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-21T11:43:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01
dc.identifier.citation Group Author 2019 , ' Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones ' , Science Advances , vol. 5 , no. 1 , 0486 . https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aav0486 en
dc.identifier.issn 2375-2548
dc.identifier.other PURE: 123434662
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c3f458c0-08e0-4856-b1bb-878bec77d617
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000457547900024
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85060040303
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300263
dc.description.abstract River ecosystems receive and process vast quantities of terrestrial organic carbon, the fate of which depends strongly on microbial activity. Variation in and controls of processing rates, however, are poorly characterized at the global scale. In response, we used a peer-sourced research network and a highly standardized carbon processing assay to conduct a global-scale field experiment in greater than 1000 river and riparian sites. We found that Earth's biomes have distinct carbon processing signatures. Slow processing is evident across latitudes, whereas rapid rates are restricted to lower latitudes. Both the mean rate and variability decline with latitude, suggesting temperature constraints toward the poles and greater roles for other environmental drivers (e.g., nutrient loading) toward the equator. These results and data set the stage for unprecedented "next-generation biomonitoring" by establishing baselines to help quantify environmental impacts to the functioning of ecosystems at a global scale. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject ORGANIC-MATTER DECOMPOSITION en
dc.subject CARBON en
dc.subject TEMPERATURE en
dc.subject STREAMS en
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology en
dc.title Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aav0486
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