Pelagic bacterial respiration (BR) in the tidal, freshwater Hudson River

Range 176 - 229 gC/m^2/year
Organism Biosphere
Reference Roland, F., & Cole, J. J. (1999). Regulation of bacterial growth efficiency in a large turbid estuary. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 20(1), 31-328 link abstract
Comments Abstract: "[Investigators] used the relationships between BGE [bacterial growth efficiency] and BP [bacterial production] and BR [bacterial respiration] (above) to calculate realistic ambient estimates of BGE from short-term measurements (<1 h) of BP. Based on this approach, modeled BGE for the Hudson averaged 0.16±0.05 (range = 0.07 to 0.23), about 50% lower than the values based on 24 h bioassays. Using this relationship [investigators] estimate pelagic BR in the tidal, freshwater Hudson River to be between 176 and 229 gC×m^-2×yr^-1."
Entered by Uri M
ID 112499