Ecological Engineering 113 (2018) 1–10 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Ecological Engineering journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ecoleng To mow or not to mow: reed bioﬁlms as denitriﬁcation hotspots in drainage canals Elisa Soana , Anna Gavioli, Elena Tamburini, Elisa Anna Fano, Giuseppe Castaldelli Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, Via L. Borsari 46, 44121 Ferrara, Italy ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: In shallow-water systems with calm hydrodynamic, dense vegetation stands provide most of the available sur- Bioﬁlms face for periphyton development. The large ratio between biological active surfaces and water volume ampliﬁes Nitrate removal the inﬂuence of bioﬁlm activity on water chemistry, resulting the key factor responsible for nitrogen removal Denitriﬁcation performance of wetlands and waterways. However, the denitriﬁcation capacity of bioﬁlms on emergent mac- N open-channel method rophytes remains understudied, especially if investigated on dead stems during the non-vegetative season. Water velocity The aims of the present study were: 1) to quantify the role of bioﬁlms colonizing dead stems of Phragmites Canal network − − australis in NO mitigation via denitriﬁcation in winter (∼11 °C) in a NO -rich drainage canal; 2) to de- 3 3 −1 termine how the bioﬁlm denitrifying capacity varies as a function
Ecological Engineering – Elsevier
Published: Apr 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera