Chapter 14. The Role of Floodplains in Mitigating Diffuse Nitrate Pollution

  1. Paul J. Wood Senior Lecturer5,
  2. David M. Hannah Senior Lecturer6 and
  3. Jonathan P. Sadler Reader6
  1. Tim Burt1,
  2. Mariet M. Hefting2,
  3. Gilles Pinay3 and
  4. Sergi Sabater4

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch14

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

How to Cite

Burt, T., Hefting, M. M., Pinay, G. and Sabater, S. (2008) The Role of Floodplains in Mitigating Diffuse Nitrate Pollution, in Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future (eds P. J. Wood, D. M. Hannah and J. P. Sadler), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK

  2. 6

    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, Durham University, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Geobiology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS, France

  4. 4

    Institute of Aquatic Ecology and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Girona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010174

Online ISBN: 9780470010198

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Keywords:

  • stream water chemistry;
  • terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems;
  • waterlogged soil–vegetation system;
  • diffuse nitrate contamination reduction;
  • diffuse nitrate fluxes;
  • channel integrity and river biodiversity;
  • floodplain buffer zones;
  • nitrogen cycling processes;
  • eroded soil and sediment-bound pollutants;
  • riparian zones-nitrate removal efficiency

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Context

  • Nitrogen Removal by Riparian Buffers: Results of a Pan-European Experiment

  • Landscape Perspectives

  • Future Perspectives

  • References