Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 15, 353–367, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 353–367, 2018

Research article 17 Jan 2018

Research article | 17 Jan 2018

Use of flow cytometry and stable isotope analysis to determine phytoplankton uptake of wastewater derived ammonium in a nutrient-rich river

Calla M. Schmidt et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (15 Sep 2017) by Steven Bouillon
AR by Calla Schmidt on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Oct 2017) by Steven Bouillon
Short summary
In this study we measured phytoplankton use of nitrogen from wastewater treatment plant effluent in a river. The project was designed to test a new technique for isolating phytoplankton from river water prior to isotopic analysis in order to use trace nitrogen source use under environmental conditions. This study helps us understand the fate of anthropogenic nitrogen in aquatic ecosystems, which is essential to establishing effective nutrient management plans.
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