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Spatial and temporal variability of abiotic and biotic components of Thompson Bayou

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Date Issued:
2020
Abstract:
Freshwater wetlands are unique habitats with notable levels of diversity. Interest and research regarding wetlands have increased in the past several decades, leading to legislation for their protection with the "Protection of Wetlands" executive order, the Clean Water Act of 1972, and the subsequent regulations and stipulations (Votteler 2002). Most research has focused primarily on functional aspects of freshwater microbial ecology, rather than elucidating microbial composition (Bodelier 2013). This study was carried out in Thompson Bayou near the University of West Florida (UWF) with the objective of correlating microbial flora composition to varable spatial and temporal factors in the topwater of a temperate bayou ecosystem. Results indicated that pH, water temperature, and salinity displayed a consistent linear trend spatially, as well as significant temporal variability. The presence of 16S rRNA, pufM, and "Marine Groups" genes was detected.
Title: Spatial and temporal variability of abiotic and biotic components of Thompson Bayou.
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Name(s): Wagner, Nicholas, author.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
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Academic Theses.
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation.
Issuance: monographic
Date Created: 2020
Date Issued: 2020
Other Date: 2020.
Publisher: University of West Florida,
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida :
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 online resource (unpaged : illustrations, maps, charts)
Language(s): eng
Abstract: Freshwater wetlands are unique habitats with notable levels of diversity. Interest and research regarding wetlands have increased in the past several decades, leading to legislation for their protection with the "Protection of Wetlands" executive order, the Clean Water Act of 1972, and the subsequent regulations and stipulations (Votteler 2002). Most research has focused primarily on functional aspects of freshwater microbial ecology, rather than elucidating microbial composition (Bodelier 2013). This study was carried out in Thompson Bayou near the University of West Florida (UWF) with the objective of correlating microbial flora composition to varable spatial and temporal factors in the topwater of a temperate bayou ecosystem. Results indicated that pH, water temperature, and salinity displayed a consistent linear trend spatially, as well as significant temporal variability. The presence of 16S rRNA, pufM, and "Marine Groups" genes was detected.
Identifier: 1156322305 (oclc), WFE0000706 (IID)
Note(s): Nicholas Wagner.
Thesis (Kugelman Honors Program) University of West Florida 2020
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s): University of West Florida
Academic theses
Library Classification: LD1807.F62k 2020 W346
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Host Institution: UWF

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