News archive - February 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

The definition of the non-growing season matters. A new paper by Arash, Eunji, Fereidoun and Philippe published in Environmental Research Communications

A Letter article by Ecohydrology members Arash Rafat, Eunji Byun, Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Philippe Van Cappellen was published in Environmental Research Communications journal! In this study, the impact of alternative definitions of the non-growing season (NGS) for a peatland site with multiple years of CO2 flux records was analysed with defining three NGS climatic parameters: air temperature, soil temperature, and snow cover.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

New paper assesses phosphorus retention by Fanshawe Dam on the Thames River, Ontario

Phosphorus (P) retention in Fanshawe Reservoir was evaluated based on a two-year intensive sampling of water chemistry. The Fanshawe Dam is located on the Thames River, the largest Canadian tributary source of P to the western basin of Lake Erie.  The results indicate that Fanshawe Reservoir reduces the total river P load by as much as 47%. The reservoir, however, is not only an important P sink on the Thames River, but also modulates the seasonal variability and chemical speciation of the river’s P load.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

New paper in Nature Geoscience discusses key steps to address nitrogen pollution and improve water quality.

A study led by Prof. Nandita Basu published in Nature Geoscience provides a roadmap for scientists, policymakers, and the public to overcome the challenges associated with agricultural nitrogen legacies that delay improvements to water quality. While we now have a much better theoretical understanding of the accumulation and fate of nitrogen legacies in agricultural landscapes, there is an urgent need for more systematic measurements and monitoring to effectively support water quality policies.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Ecohydrology research Group Celebrates 10th Annual Research Symposium on World Wetlands Day

The Ecohydrology Research Group hosted a successful 10th Annual World Wetlands Day Research Symposium at the University of Waterloo on Wednesday February 2, thanks to the efforts not only of our group but also that of wetland researchers across the University.This is the second year in a row that ERG has been partnering with the Waterloo Public Library to organize the symposium virtually.

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