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Webinar: Estimating Long-term Phosphorus Retention Capacity of Riverine and Coastal Wetlands

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 3:30

Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 3:30PM. Webinar: Estimating Long-term Phosphorus Retention Capacity of Riverine and Coastal Wetlands. Kristin Arend and Emily Kuzmick, Old Woman Creek Reserve; Song Qian, University of Toledo. Sponsored by NERRS Science Collaborative. More information here

Just how much phosphorus can a wetland absorb and retain over the long run? That’s the question that researchers have spent the past two years investigating as part of an effort to reduce the phosphorus loading that is fueling algal blooms in Lake Erie. A research team from Old Woman Creek Reserve and the University of Toledo developed a Bayesian hierarchical modeling approach to calculate the phosphorus retention capacity of wetlands with limited datasets.

In this webinar, the team will share some of their key findings and the management implications, and will explain how other practitioners could use their monitoring guide and statistical codes to calculate the nutrient retention capacity of their wetlands. In addition to taking audience questions, the team will offer some ideas about how their work informs an ambitious new water quality initiative in Ohio. To learn more, visit the team's project page.

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