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C & N in plants biomass in bioretention systems at GIRF

Authors: Pratibha Sapkota
Owners: iUTAH Data Manager · Pratibha Sapkota · Christine Pomeroy
Resource type:Generic
Created:Aug 06, 2016 at 12:40 a.m.
Last updated: Jul 23, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. by iUTAH Data Manager


The dataset contains isotopic carbon, nitrogen, %C and %N in plants in GIRF bioretention. Plants in bioretention systems were harvested in May 2015 and analyzed by Oct 2015. % C and % N were analyzed in root and shoot samples. Upland contains native Utah’s vegetation, and wetland systems have wetland vegetation dominant in wetland systems. To determine C and N in plant biomass, each plant was divided into roots and shoots and dried in an oven to the constant mass at 40oC for 48 hours. CN samples were run on Thermo-Electron Delta IRMS configured through Thermo/Finnigan CONFLO III. d15N & d13C was analyzed using a Carlo Erba NC2100 elemental analyzer. Wetland 7 and Upland 8 does not have root data as the plants in these bioretention units were not harvested.

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Sapkota, P. (2018). C & N in plants biomass in bioretention systems at GIRF, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/296767227f414c46af8fe0f7051ef16d

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Pratibha Sapkota University of Utah 110 Central Campus Dr 8012317512
Extended Metadata
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Observed Variables Carbon and Nitrogen
Variable Description One time plant sample analysis after harvest


This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation iUTAH-innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability 1208732


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