Special Feature: Urban Aquatic Ecosystems

Collection launched: 20 Jan 2015

Guest Editor

Jennifer L. Morse, Principal Investigator, Portland State University

New approaches to understanding urban aquatic ecosystems
Aquatic ecosystems in urban environments are highly modified by human activity, engineering, and design. These systems are critical in delivering ecosystem services to urban residents, who comprise over 80% of the US population. Therefore, understanding the ecological functioning of these systems and integrating research across urban areas is of great importance. This Special Feature on Urban Aquatic Ecosystems was invited following a Special Session featuring these authors at the 2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. The scope of research topics ranged from hydrology to microbial ecology and encompassed a variety of regions and types of urban aquatic ecosystems, including buried streams, constructed wetlands, and urban rivers. We aimed to bring together studies of urban aquatic ecosystems that focused on comparative and synthesis approaches.

All articles in this Special Feature have been published

Collection Articles

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Comment on “Suburban watershed nitrogen retention: Estimating the effectiveness of stormwater management structures” by Koch et al. (Elem Sci Anth 3:000063, July 2015)
Christopher J. Walsh 

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Benjamin J. Koch, Solange Filoso, Roger M. Cooke, Jacob D. Hosen, Abigail R. Colson, Catherine M. Febria, Margaret A. Palmer

Research Article
Suburban watershed nitrogen retention: Estimating the effectiveness of stormwater management structures
Benjamin J. Koch, Catherine M. Febria, Roger M. Cooke, Jacob D. Hosen, Matthew E. Baker, Abigail R. Colson, Solange Filoso, Katharine Hayhoe, J.V. Loperfido, Anne M.K. Stoner, Margaret A. Palmer

Research Article
Urban microbial ecology of a freshwater estuary of Lake Michigan
Jenny C. Fisher, Ryan J. Newton, Deborah K. Dila, Sandra L. McLellan

Research Article
Type and timing of stream flow changes in urbanizing watersheds in the Eastern U.S.
Kristina G. Hopkins, Nathaniel B. Morse, Daniel J. Bain, Neil D. Bettez, Nancy B. Grimm, Jennifer L. Morse, Monica M. Palta