Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia

Moran N, Ganf GG, Wallace TA, Brookes JD (2013)
Marine and Freshwater Research 65(1): 50-58.

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Moran, NicholasUniBi ; Ganf, George G.; Wallace, Todd A; Brookes, Justin D.
Abstract / Bemerkung
Heterotrophic organic-carbon cycling is a major source of energy to aquatic food webs, yet there are few studies into patterns of heterotrophic productivity in large lowland rivers. The Lachlan River experienced a period of extreme flow variability from September 2010 to February 2011; for example, daily discharge (ML day–1) at one site reached >22 times its 10-year average. Heterotrophic cycling of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and particulate organic carbon (POC) were assessed over this period at six sites on the Lachlan River. Concentrations of total organic carbon (TOC) ranged from 7 to 30 mg L–1, of which the majority was in dissolved form. Concentration of DOC was positively correlated with daily discharge. Biochemical oxygen demand of TOC over 5 days (BOD5) showed significant variability, ranging from 0.6 to 6.6 mg O2 L–1. BOD5 did not appear related to discharge, but instead to a range of other factors, including regulation via weirs, lateral and longitudinal factors. Partitioning of DOC and POC showed that POC had an influence on BOD5 comparable to DOC. This is relevant to environmental-flow management in the Lachlan River, the Murray–Darling Basin and rivers generally, by showing that flow variability influences a fundamental ecosystem characteristic, namely organic carbon.
Stichworte
biogeochemistry; catchment management; flow regulation; Murray–Darling system; organic matter
Erscheinungsjahr
2013
Zeitschriftentitel
Marine and Freshwater Research
Band
65
Ausgabe
1
Seite(n)
50-58
ISSN
1323-1650
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2930646

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Moran N, Ganf GG, Wallace TA, Brookes JD. Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research. 2013;65(1):50-58.
Moran, N., Ganf, G. G., Wallace, T. A., & Brookes, J. D. (2013). Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 65(1), 50-58. doi:10.1071/mf12297
Moran, N., Ganf, G. G., Wallace, T. A., and Brookes, J. D. (2013). Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 65, 50-58.
Moran, N., et al., 2013. Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 65(1), p 50-58.
N. Moran, et al., “Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia”, Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 65, 2013, pp. 50-58.
Moran, N., Ganf, G.G., Wallace, T.A., Brookes, J.D.: Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research. 65, 50-58 (2013).
Moran, Nicholas, Ganf, George G., Wallace, Todd A, and Brookes, Justin D. “Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in the Lachlan River, Australia”. Marine and Freshwater Research 65.1 (2013): 50-58.