Influence of Bedrock Geology on Water Chemistry of Slope Wetlands and Headwater Streams in the Southern Rocky Mountains

@article{Nelson2011InfluenceOB,
  title={Influence of Bedrock Geology on Water Chemistry of Slope Wetlands and Headwater Streams in the Southern Rocky Mountains},
  author={M. L. Nelson and C. Rhoades and K. Dwire},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={251-261}
}
We characterized the water chemistry of nine slope wetlands and adjacent headwater streams in Colorado subalpine forests and compared sites in basins formed on crystalline bedrock with those formed in basins with a mixture of crystalline and sedimentary bedrock. The pH, Ca2+, Mg2+, NH4+, acid neutralizing capacity, and electrical conductivity of wetland porewater and streamwater were higher in the basins with mixed geology. Bryophyte cover was higher in lower pH, crystalline basins, and… Expand
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