Ecological Archives E090-020-A1

E. N. J. Brookshire, H. M. Valett, and S. Gerber. 2009. Maintenance of terrestrial nutrient loss signatures during in-stream transport. Ecology 90:293–299.

Appendix A. A table showing characteristics of study sites.

Biome/region
Stream name
MAT (°C)
MAP(cm/yr)
Watershed area (ha)
Discharge (L/s)
Reach length (m)
             
Coniferous forest
GSMNP, USA


Noland Divide
8
227
17
12
150
Clingman's
8
227
106
64
150
Beech Flats
8
227
157
96
400







Deciduous forest
Coweeta, USA



Hugh White
13
187
61
20
300
Snake Den
13
190
28
17
220
Shope Branch
13
181
12
4
150
Ball
13
239
39
21
250







Deciduous forest
Oak Ridge, USA
Walker Branch
14
140
38
14
160







Deciduous forest
Hubbard Brook, USA
Bear Brook
6
140
126
47
350







Hot desert
Arizona, USA



Site 5
21
35
NA
NA
180
Site 6
21
35
NA
NA
75
Site 7
21
35
NA
NA
76
Site 25
21
35
NA
NA
280







Tropical forest
Tinidad

Upper Lalaja
25
400
NA
NA
360
Lower Lalaja
25
400
NA
NA
275

   Notes: Data for Bear Brook was taken from the uppermost three transects. Watershed areas and mean annual discharge are not known for desert and tropical streams but are similar in size to the others. Using reported MAP and assuming a contributing area of 100 ha and an evapotranspiration loss of 20%, for example, discharge would be ~ 10 L/s and ~100 L/s in desert and tropical streams, respectively.


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