National Research Program


Biotic Interface with Fluvial Transport Processes Associated with Dissolved Solutes in Transport

Biogeochemical processes associated with the microbial community (algae, bacteria, fungi) constitute the interface between solute transport and biotic production in riverine environments. Identifying and estimating the role of biotic processes such as nitrification and denitrification by bacteria, nutrient uptake and production by epilithic algal films and decomposition of particulate and dissolved organic matter, as well as abiotic processes such as absorption, are important for understanding the linkage between terrestrial, riparian, hyporheic and in-channel contributions to the nutrient chemistry of a drainage network. Relative biotic response to solutes in transport between pristine and anthropogenically modified riverine environments is poorly understood, but necessary for long-term management of surface waters. Project objectives are to identify and determine rates of biotic transformations of transported solutes at chemical-biotic interfaces in fluvial environments, including seepage areas, riparian zones, sediment/surface-water interfaces, intragravel- subsurface flow interfaces (hyporheic zone) and floodplains.

REPORTS PUBLISHED 2002-2007

Carpenter, K.D., Snyder, D.T., Duff, J.H., Triska, F.J., Lee, K.K., Avanzino, R.J., and Sobieszczyk, Steven, 2009, Hydrologic and water-quality conditions during restoration of the Wood River Wetland, upper Klamath River basin, Oregon, 2003–05: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5004, 66 p.

Duff, J.H., Carpenter, K.D., Snyder, D.T., Lee, K.K., Avanzino, R.J., and Triska, F.J., 2009, Phosphorus and nitrogen legacy in a restoration wetland, Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon: Wetlands, v. 29, p. 735-746. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Duff, J.H., Carpenter, K.D., Avanzino, R.J., and Triska, F.J., 2008, Seasonal phosphorus and nitrogen dynamics of open water during restoration of the Wood River Wetland, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie , v. 30, p. 515-520.

Hendricks, S.P., Duff, J.H., Triska, F.J., and Jackman, A.P., 2008, Bacterial biomass and productivity within different subsurface hydrologic environments of a sandy, low elevation river in north-central Minnesota, USA: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie , v. 30, p. 302-212.

Triska, F.J., Duff, J.H., Jackman A.P., and Ronald J. Avanzino, R.J., 2008, Nutrient chemistry, transformation and release in riparian groundwater seep discharge during the final meter of subsurface transport, Minnesota, USA: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologiel , v. 30, no. 3, p. 435-440.

Triska, F.J., Duff, J.H., Jackman, A.P., and Avanzino, R.J., 2008, Nutrient chemistry, transformation and release in riparian groundwater seep discharge during the final meter of subsurface transport: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie, v. 30, p. 435-440.

Duff, J.H., Jackman, A.P., Triska, F.J., Sheibley, R.W., and Avanzino, R.J., 2007, Nitrate retention in riparian ground water at natural and elevated nitrate levels in North Central Minnesota, Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 36, p. 343-353. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Hinkle, S.R., Böhlke, J.K., Duff, J.D., Morgan, D.S., and Weick, R.J., 2007, Aquifer-scale controls on the distribution of nitrate and ammonium in ground water near La Pine, Oregon, USA: Journal of Hydrology, v. 333, p. 486-503. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Triska, F.J., Duff, J.H., Sheibley, R.W., Jackman, A.P., and Avanzino, R.J., 2007, DIN retention-transport through four hydrologically connected zones in a headwater catchment of the Upper Mississippi River: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 43, no. 1, p. 60-71. doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00006.x (on-line abstract of journal article)

Jackman, A.P., Triska, F.J., and Duff, J.H., 2006, Is rhodamine WT conservative in small stream studies? Results from upland and lowland reaches of a tropical stream at La Selva Biological Preserve, Costa Rica: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie, v. 29, p. 1,645-1,650.

Pringle, C.M., and Triska, F.J., 2006, Effects of nutrient enrichment on periphyton, in Hauer, F.R., and Lamberti. G.A., eds., Methods in Stream Ecology: New York, Elsevier Academic Press, Chapt. 32, p. 743-760.

Sheibley, R.W., Duff, J.H., Jackman, A.P., Triska, F.J., Warren, E., and Godsy, E.M., 2006, Nitrate reduction in sediment perfusion cores from Pool 8, upper Mississippi River, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie, v. 29, p. 1,289-1,295.

Triska, F.J., 2006, 2.7.4.1 Biogeochemical Processes in River Systems: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, EOLSS Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK.

Triska, F.J., Duff, J.H., Warren, E., Godsy, E.M., Jackman, A.P., and Avanzino, R.J., 2006, High and low flow nitrate distribution and its implications for nitrate retention in Navigation Pool 8, Upper Mississippi River (UMR), and in a high nitrate tributary, the Root River, USA: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie, v. 29, p. 1,729-1,735.

Triska, F.J., Pringle, C.M., Duff, J.H., Avanzino, R.J., Ramirez, A., Ardon, M., and Jackman, A.P., 2006, Soluble reactive phosphorus transport and retention in tropical, rainforest streams draining a volcanic and geothermally active landscape in Costa Rica: Long-term concentration patterns, pore water environment and response to ENSO events: Biogeochemistry, v. 81, p. 131-143. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Triska, F.J., Pringle, C.M., Duff, J.H., Avanzino, R.J., and Zellweger, G., 2006, Soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) transport and retention in tropical, rainforest streams draining a volcanic landscape in Costa Rica: in situ amendment to streams and laboratory studies: Biogeochemistry, v. 81, p. 145-157. (on-line abstract of journal article)

Warren, E., Godsy, E.M., Duff, J.H., Triska, F.J., and Jackman, A.P., 2006, Nitrate reduction and microbial numbers in upper Mississippi River sediments, Pool 8, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie, v. 29, p. 1,578-1,582.

Gooseff, M.N., McKnight, D.M., Runkel, R.L., and Duff, J.H., 2004, Denitrification and hydrologic transient storage in a glacial meltwater stream, McMurdo Dry Valley: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 49, no. 5, p. 1884-1895. (on-line abstract or on-line report in pdf format)

McKnight, D.M., Runkel, R.L, Tate, C.M., Duff, J.H., and Moorhead, D.L., 2004, Inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics of Antarctic glacial meltwater streams as controlled by hyporheic exchange and benthic autotrophic communities: Journal of North American Benthological Society, v. 23, p. 171-188. (on-line abstract)

Triska F.J., 2004, Book review of "The ecology and management of wood in rivers" by Gregory, S., Boyer, K., and Gurnell, A., eds: Journal of the North American Benthological Society, v. 23, no. 3, p. 663-665.

Rosenberry, D.O., Dean, W.E., Duff, J.H., LaBaugh, J.W., Reddy, M.M., Schuster, P.S., Striegl, R.G., Triska, F.J., and Winter, T.C., 2003, Exchange of water, solutes, and nutrients at the sediment-water interface affects a northern Minnesota watershed at multiple scales: Proceedings of The First Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Benson, Arizona, October 27-30, 2003, p. 468-473. (on-line report)

Sheibley, R.W., Duff, J.H., Jackman, A.P., and Triska, F.J., 2003, Inorganic nitrogen transformations in the bed of the Shingobee River, Minnesota - Integrating hydrologic and biological processes using sediment perfusion cores: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 48, no. 3, p. 1129-1140. (on-line abstract or on-line pdf file)

Sheibley, R.W., Jackman, A.P., Duff, J.H., and Triska, F.J., 2003, Numerical modeling of coupled nitrification-denitrification in sediment perfusion cores from the hyporheic zone of the Shingobee River, MN: Advances in Water Resources, v. 26, no. 9, p., 977-987. (on-line abstract)

Duff, J.H., Hendricks, S.P., Jackman, A.P., and Triska, F.J., 2002, The effect of Elodea canadenesis beds on porewater chemistry, microbial respiration and nutrient retention in the Shingobee River Minnesota, North America: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie, v. 28, p. 214-222.

Triska, F.J., Jackman, A.P., Duff, J.H., and Avanzino, R.J., 2002, Nutrients contributed by 'old' and 'new' groundwater to the Shingobee River Minnesota, USA: Verhandlungen des Internationalen Verein Limnologie, v. 28, p. 410-416.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PROJECT, CONTACT
Frank J. Triska, Scientist Emeritus
U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd, MS439, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email: fjtriska@usgs.gov
Telephone: 650-329-4437

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