Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department or School/College
Division of Biological Sciences
Bonnie Ellis, Gordon Luikart, Jonathan Graham, Ryan Jones
aquifer, floodplain, groundwater ecology, hyporheic zone, methane, stoneflies
The University of Montana
The pristine Nyack Floodplain on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Northwestern Montana contains an expansive alluvial aquifer that is extremely limited in organic carbon, yet supports abundant and diverse hyporheic stoneflies. My dissertation focused broadly on how these large consumers persist in such an oligotrophic system. In particular, I studied the ecological role of methane dynamics.
DelVecchia, Amanda Gay, "ECOLOGY OF THE ALLUVIAL AQUIFER OF THE NYACK FLOODPLAIN ON THE MIDDLE FORK OF THE FLATHEAD RIVER, MONTANA" (2016). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10733.
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