Canadian Forest Service Publications
Leaf-litter microbial communities in boreal streams linked to forest and wetland sources dissolved organic carbon. 2017. Emilson, C.E.; Kreutzweiser, D.P.; Gunn, J.M.; Mykytczuk, N.C.S. Ecological Applications 8(2):1-12.
Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 37268
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The paper presents the work we did exploring the use of aquatic microbial community characterization as a tool to assess forest watershed condition. The results show that we can use that tool to detect watershed disturbance, and that detection is particularly linked to organic matter sources from forest water bodies.