The Streamside Forest Transforms Nitrate to Nitrogen Gas

January 1996
Riparian Forest Buffers: Function & Design for Protection & Enha;1996, p10
The article discusses the chemical and biological processes occurring in streamside forests that change chemical composition of compounds. It reports several ways of nitrogen transformation in the forests, and discusses the conversion of toxic chemicals into non-toxic forms by biodegrading forces of the forests. Also discussed is the storage of nutrients in biological cycles along with the impact of technological developments in reducing harmful effects of pesticides on aquatic life.


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