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Author: Chris Swann
Last Updated: 04-11-2019 20:19
Filstrup, C. T., Wagner, T., Oliver, S. K., Stow, C. A>, Webster, K. E., Stanley, E. H. 2018. Evidence for Regional Nitrogen Stress on Chlorophyll a in Lakes across Large Landscape and Climate Gradients. Limnology and Oceanography. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. 63. 324-339
Algae, Analysis, Fresh water, Lakes, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Water quality, Climate, Land use, Aquatic community, Aquatic ecosystems, Algal blooms, Phytoplankton
This study analyzed water quality data from nearly 2,500 lakes across 17 states in the northeastern and midwestern regions of the United States in order to evaluate the effects of nitrogen stress on freshwater phytoplankton (as a metric of chlorophyll a). The results indicate the presence of synergistic influences of land use, climate, hydrology, and geography on the nitrogen stress of lake phytoplankton populations.