Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
21 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2022

Resistance and resilience of stream metabolism to high flow disturbances

Brynn O'Donnell and Erin R. Hotchkiss

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A stream is defined by flowing water, but higher flow from storms is also a frequent disturbance. This paper tests how higher flow changes stream metabolism (respiration and photosynthesis, R and P). P was less resistant to changes in flow compared to R, and P took longer to recover from storms than R (2.2 versus 0.6 d). Further work on metabolic responses to flow disturbance is critical given projected increases in storms and the influence of higher flows on ecosystem health and functioning.
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