Enrichment and Restoration in the Upper Clark Fork River: Biogeochemical and Food Web Responses
The talk will cover an ecosystem approach to addressing the influences of floodplain restoration and nutrient enrichment in the Upper Clark Fork River (UCFR), relying on historical monitoring data and current investigation of river form and function. Metal contamination is being removed from the floodplain but remains in the channel with implications for the aquatic biota. Nitrogen fuels massive blooms of nuisance algae that alters fish feeding behavior and may combine with metal stress to limit trout production. The UCFR will be a focus of restoration and research for decades to come.
Valett, Maury, "Enrichment and Restoration in the Upper Clark Fork River: Biogeochemical and Food Web Responses" (2019). Guest Lectures. 78.