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MS Thesis Defense – Aubrey Kemper

Soils Morphology and Carbon Stocks of Playa Wetlands in Eastern Nebraska, USA

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Judy Turk,
Wetlands contribute important ecosystem services such as water filtration and storage, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. The objective of this study was to compare both the morphology and the carbon and nitrogen stocks between the upland, basin edge, and basin floor in playa wetlands of eastern Nebraska. This work was conducted in three playa wetlands in the Todd Valley. Morphological descriptions were evaluated to two meters’ depth using cores collected along three transects from the upland to the playa floor in three playas, carbon and nitrogen stocks were evaluated in two of those playas.

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