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Microbial Nutrient Cycling in the Upper Floridan Aquifer

February 26, 2021

Groundwater samples were collected from a South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) monitoring well at the discharge point of the Kissimmee River into Lake Okeechobee between 2018 and 2019. The groundwater source was the Upper Floridan Aquifer at approximately 1,000 feet below land surface (fbls). Samples were dosed with nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon, then sampled over a period of time to quantify the rates at which the native planktonic and biofilm-associated bacteria removed these nutrients and either incorporated them into bacterial biomass and/or carbon dioxide. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to the associated journal article (Lisle, 2020).

Lisle, J.T., 2020, Nutrient removal and uptake by native planktonic and biofilm bacterial communities in an anaerobic aquifer: Frontiers in Microbiology, v. 11, article 1765,

Note: This data release was versioned on February 26, 2021. Please see the Suggested Citation section for details.

Publication Year 2021
Title Microbial Nutrient Cycling in the Upper Floridan Aquifer
DOI 10.5066/P9EOM5RC
Authors John T Lisle
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center