Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
14 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 14 Jan 2016

Nitrogen export from a boreal stream network following forest harvesting: seasonal nitrate removal and conservative export of organic forms

J. Schelker, R. Sponseller, E. Ring, L. Högbom, S. Löfgren, and H. Laudon


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (10 Nov 2015) by Tom J. Battin
AR by Jakob Schelker on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Nov 2015) by Tom J. Battin
Short summary
The scientific question that is addressed in this study is how forest disturbance affects organic and inorganic nitrogen export from a boreal landscape. The key findings are that the mobilization of inorganic nitrogen from the terrestrial environment to streams increased strongly as a response to harvesting, but the stream network removed a major fraction of this load before it reached the outlet, while organic nitrogen was not removed and transported downstream.
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