Legacy of acid rain: A tale of two species

Talk Description:

Air pollution control efforts have succeeded in reducing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, but decades of acid rain have leached calcium and magnesium from Northeastern forest soils. These changes have increased the mobility of dissolved organic matter, and possibly altered soil organic matter dynamics, altering the long-term trajectory for forest ecosystems. What does the acid rain story say about when, where, and how recovery is possible?

Presenter:

Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University, Hubbard Brook LTER

weir located at Hubbard Brook

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