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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Allen Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuerdter, Claireen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T06:34:46Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T06:34:46Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M21M86
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17369
dc.description.abstractStormwater is a leading source of nutrient pollution in natural waters. Bioretention cells can mitigate stormwater pollution. This study examines the role of vegetation in bioretention. In a bioretention field study; of Eutrochium dubium, Solidago rugosa, and Erigeron sp.; E. dubium had the thickest root and tallest aboveground biomass. The root length of the three species averaged 29.1 cm. A greenhouse bioretention mesocosm study examined three plant species: Eutrochium dubium, Iris versicolor, and Juncus effusus. Only J. effusus created significant nitrate (NO3-) removal from synthetic stormwater influent, 0.21 mg to 0.066 mg NO3--N L-1, only in low-density plantings. However, all planted treatments prevented nitrogen export vis-à-vis the unplanted treatment in two storms. J. effusus had the greatest average biomass growth of the three species, 29-fold vis-à-vis 1.3- and 2.7-fold. J. effusus is the most highly recommended plant for Maryland bioretention in this study. E. dubium is cautiously recommended.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMULTI-CRITERIA VEGETATION SELECTION FOR MARYLAND BIORETENTION, WITH NITROGEN FOCUSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnvironmental engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCivil engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledBotanyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBioretentionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEutrochium dubiumen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJuncus effususen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMarylanden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNitrogenen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledVegetationen_US


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