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dc.contributor.authorWebster, J. R.-
dc.contributor.authorMulholland, P. J.-
dc.contributor.authorTank, J. L.-
dc.contributor.authorValett, H. M.-
dc.contributor.authorDodds, W. K.-
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, B. J.-
dc.contributor.authorBowden, W. B.-
dc.contributor.authorDahm, Clifford N.-
dc.contributor.authorFindaly, S.-
dc.contributor.authorGregory, S. V.-
dc.contributor.authorGrimm, N. B.-
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, S. K.-
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, S. L.-
dc.contributor.authorMartí, Eugènia-
dc.contributor.authorMcDowell, W. H.-
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, J. L.-
dc.contributor.authorMorrall, D. D.-
dc.contributor.authorThomas, S. A.-
dc.contributor.authorWollheim, W. M.-
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-30T08:42:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-30T08:42:20Z-
dc.date.issued2003-08-
dc.identifier.citationFreshwater Biology 48(8) ; 1329-1352 (2003)es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0046-5070-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/37329-
dc.description24 Páginas ; 10 Figuras ; 4 Tablases_ES
dc.description.abstract1. The Lotic Intersite Nitrogen eXperiment (LINX) was a coordinated study of the relationships between North American biomes and factors governing ammonium uptake in streams. Our objective was to relate inter-biome variability of ammonium uptake to physical, chemical and biological processes. 2. Data were collected from 11 streams ranging from arctic to tropical and from desert to rainforest. Measurements at each site included physical, hydraulic and chemical characteristics, biological parameters, whole-stream metabolism and ammonium uptake. Ammonium uptake was measured by injection of 15N-ammonium and downstream measurements of 15N-ammonium concentration. 3. We found no general, statistically significant relationships that explained the variability in ammonium uptake among sites. However, this approach does not account for the multiple mechanisms of ammonium uptake in streams. When we estimated biological demand for inorganic nitrogen based on our measurements of in-stream metabolism, we found good correspondence between calculated nitrogen demand and measured assimilative nitrogen uptake. 4. Nitrogen uptake varied little among sites, reflecting metabolic compensation in streams in a variety of distinctly different biomes (autotrophic production is high where allochthonous inputs are relatively low and vice versa). 5. Both autotrophic and heterotrophic metabolism require nitrogen and these biotic processes dominate inorganic nitrogen retention in streams. Factors that affect the relative balance of autotrophic and heterotrophic metabolism indirectly control inorganic nitrogen uptake.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe LINX study was funded by a grant (DEB-9628860) from the National Science Foundation. Work in Alaska was also funded by the National Science Foundation (OPP-9615949), and the East Fork Little Miami River study was supported by Procter & Gamble. Work at several streams was made possible by collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and NSF funded LTER studies. Work at Walker Branch, Tennessee, was also partially supported by the Walker Branch Watershed project, Environmental Sciences Division, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 with UT-Battelle, LLC.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonses_ES
dc.rightsclosedAccesses_ES
dc.subjectBiomees_ES
dc.subjectMetabolismes_ES
dc.subjectNitrogenes_ES
dc.subjectStable isotopees_ES
dc.subjectTransient storagees_ES
dc.titleFactors affecting ammonium uptake in streams - an Inter.-biome perspectivees_ES
dc.typeArtículoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1046/j.1365-2427.2003.01094.x-
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2427.2003.01094.xes_ES
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