Seasonal succession and productivity of phytoplankton populations in two northern Indiana lakes

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dc.contributor.advisor Senft, W. Herbert en_US Nelson, Craig A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:33:29Z 2011-06-03T19:33:29Z 1983 en_US 1983
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1983 .N54 en_US
dc.description.abstract The seasonal succession and productivity of the phytoplankton populations in Lake Waubee and Lake of the Woods, Indiana, were investigated from November 1980 to August 1981. Algal community dynamics were related to seasonal variations and interactions of several physical, chemical, and biological factors.Algal bianass maxima coincided with increases in light, nutrients, temperature, and turbulence during fall and spring overturn and in early to mid-summer. Growth characteristics and vertical distribution of bianass varied greatly from season to season with shifts in species composition and were indicative of productive lakes.The periodicity and distribution of in situ rates of primary productivity were also characteristic of fertile lakes. Integral photosynthesis ranged from 200 to 300 mg C m2 h-1, indicating mesotrophic to eutrophic conditions.Bioassays for nutrient limitation indicate that algal growth in both lakes is phosphorus-limited during the summer months. Ambient concentrations and loading rates of nitrogen and phosphorus indicate that restoration-management strategies should focus on phosphorus reduction and removal.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 227 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Freshwater phytoplankton -- Indiana -- Waubee, Lake. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Freshwater phytoplankton -- Indiana -- Lake of the Woods. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Freshwater productivity. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title Seasonal succession and productivity of phytoplankton populations in two northern Indiana lakes en_US Thesis (M.S.)--Ball State University, 1983. en_US
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