Spring 2022 Resources and Publications

Hydrologic processes regulate nutrient retention in stormwater detention ponds
Janke, B.D., J.C. Finlay, V.J. Taguchi, and J.S. Gulliver
Science of The Total Environment 2022
To inform improved management of ponds for nutrient retention, we studied three mature urban detention ponds in the Twin Cities, MN, USA using continuous monitoring of pond hydrology and concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, coupled with periodic measurement of physiochemical conditions in the ponds

The critical benefits of snowpack insulation and snowmelt for winter wheat productivity
Zhu, Peng, T. Kim, Z. Jin, C. Lin, X. Wang, P. Ciais, N. D. Mueller, A. Aghakouchak, J. Huang, D.Mulla and D. Makowski
Nature Climate Change 2022
Here, using statistical models, we show that the presence of snowpack weakens yield sensitivity to freezing stress by 22% during 1999–2019. By 2080–2100, we project that reduced snow cover insulation will offset up to one-third of the yield benefit (8.8 ± 1.1% for RCP 4.5 and 11.8 ± 1.4% for RCP 8.5) from reduced frost stress across the United States.