|Title||Biomass loss and change in species dominance shift stream community excretion stoichiometry during severe drought|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||In Press|
|Authors||Hopper, GW, Gido, KB, Pennock, CA, Hedden, SC, Guinnip, JP, Fisher, MA, Tobler, CM, Hedden, CK, Bruckerhoff, LA|
Animals contribute significantly to nutrient cycling through excretion, but most studies consider their effects under relatively benign abiotic conditions. Disturbances such as drought may alter animals’ nutrient contributions through shifts in species composition and biomass. Headwater streams are particularly vulnerable to extreme climate events and thus might show rapid changes in stream biota and their ecosystem effects.