The results were actually mildly interesting. People suggested I write it up, which I am in the process of doing right now. I didn't really research it that well when I came up with the idea, so I'm going back and doing a lot of the research I should have done. The interesting thing is...I can't find any studies that did anything like what I did.
Really? I'm the first to do this? In over 50 years of intensive stream research, which birthed some of the greatest minds in ecology like Gene Likens, Bob Wetzel, and Ray Lindeman?? Really?!?
I'm sure I'm missing something. I've used every permutation of relevant search terms I can think of. What else could I use?
- Early colonize/ation/ing
- Periphyton/Benthic algae/al
- Nutritional quality/stoichiometry