Center for Ecohydraulics Research's Jeff Reeder Highlighted in EOS
April 25, 2018
Geoscience magazine EOS highlighted a Water Resources Research study by Jeff Reeder with the U of I Center for Ecohydraulics Research. The study, which included Boise State University researchers, showed that organisms that live in the oxygen-poor sediments of stream beds vary their oxygen consumption rate, which researchers had thought remained fixed. Oxygen consumption varied with food availability and the speed of water flowing through the sediments. Their findings can improve models of stream bed oxygen availability, which affects the release of pollutants, metabolic waste and nutrients from the sediments.
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