Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

296  University of North Texas  (84592)

Principal Investigator: Dr. David Hoeinghaus

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 135,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 9/3/20 -

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: 121100 - Biological Sciences

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Science

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Hoeinghaus Research - Linking Ranch Management to Aquatic Ecosystem Functioning

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: The Dixon Water Foundation


Program Title: N/A


SAMs 1.2.1 Linking Ranch Management to Aquatic Ecosystem Functioning Land management practices, including ranchland management, have enormous consequences for surface water quality, aquatic habitats and biodiversity due to alterations to sediment transport, nutrient and carbon inputs, hydrologic dynamics, canopy cover, and contaminant loading (reviewed in Allan 2004). Alteration of aquatic habitat structure and ecosystem functioning has significant consequences for aquatic biodiversity and can also affect terrestrial systems by mediating fluxes of energy from aquatic to terrestrial food webs (such as via emergence of aquatic insects). Holistic land management practices balance grazing activities and watershed health in part by seeking to minimize disruptions to natural linkages between terrestrial and aquatic systems. There is a need to quantify terrestrial and aquatic linkages of carbon, energy and nutrients, dynamics in such linkages, and relationships with land management practices.

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