N and P as Ultimate and Proximate Limiting Nutrients in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for Hypoxia Reduction Strategies

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Fennel, K., Laurent, A. 2018. N and P as Ultimate and Proximate Limiting Nutrients in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for Hypoxia Reduction Strategies. Biogeosciences. Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union. 15. 3121-3131

Algae, Analysis, Coastal, Eutrophication, Management, Modeling, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Phosphorus, Water quality, Aquatic ecosystems, Algal blooms, Hypoxia

This study uses a physical/biogeochemical model to analyze the effects of nutrient load reductions on the northern Gulf of Mexico (U.S.). By incrementally reducing nitrogen and phosphorus loads in the model, the researchers were able to determine what nutrient reductions would have to be met in order to reach hypoxia goals in the Gulf.

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