Meta-analysis of nitrogen removal in riparian buffers.

  title={Meta-analysis of nitrogen removal in riparian buffers.},
  author={Paul M. Mayer and Steven K. Reynolds and Marshall D. McCutchen and Timothy J. Canfield},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  volume={36 4},
Riparian buffers, the vegetated region adjacent to streams and wetlands, are thought to be effective at intercepting and reducing nitrogen loads entering water bodies. Riparian buffer width is thought to be positively related to nitrogen removal effectiveness by influencing nitrogen retention or removal. We surveyed the scientific literature containing data on riparian buffers and nitrogen concentration in streams and groundwater to identify trends between nitrogen removal effectiveness and… 

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