In situ phosphorus release experiments in the Warnow River (Mecklenburg, northern Germany)

@article{Kleeberg2004InSP,
  title={In situ phosphorus release experiments in the Warnow River (Mecklenburg, northern Germany)},
  author={Andreas Kleeberg and G{\"u}nter Schlungbaum},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={253},
  pages={263-274}
}
Results are presented of in situ benthic phosphorus release experiments in an undercut bank of an impounded river. Due to high sedimentation of phytoplankton biomass high oxygen consumption rates between 259.4 and 947.0 mg O2 m−2 d−1 developed, leading to almost anaerobic conditions and phosphorus releases between 175.2 and 236.3 mgP m−2 d−1 over a period of 18 days. In a second series of experiments the water column overlying the sediment was aerated, resulting in much lower P release rates (1… CONTINUE READING