Differential Effects of High Atmospheric N and S Deposition on Bog Plant/Lichen Tissue and Porewater Chemistry across the Athabasca Oil Sands Region.

@article{Wieder2016DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential Effects of High Atmospheric N and S Deposition on Bog Plant/Lichen Tissue and Porewater Chemistry across the Athabasca Oil Sands Region.},
  author={R. Kelman Wieder and Melanie A. Vile and Kimberli D. Scott and Cara M Albright and Kelly J McMillen and Dale H. Vitt and Mark Fenn},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={50 23},
  pages={
          12630-12640
        }
}
Oil extraction and development activities in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region of northern Alberta, Canada, release NOx, SOx, and NHy to the atmosphere, ultimately resulting in increasing N and S inputs to surrounding ecosystems through atmospheric deposition. Peatlands are a major feature of the northern Alberta landscape, with bogs covering 6-10% of the land area, and fens covering 21-53%. Bulk deposition of NH4+-N, NO3--N, dissolved inorganic N (DIN), and SO42--S, was quantified using ion… CONTINUE READING