Effects of Nutrient Enrichment, Light Intensity, and Temperature on Growth of Phytoplankton from Lake Huron
Lin, C. Kwei
Schelske, Claire L.
U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency
This report contains results of an extensive set of experiments on the effects of nutrient enrichment on the growth of natural phytoplankton assemblages from Lake Huron. It is unique in that responses to added nutrients were determined for individual species within the phytoplankton assemblages which were naturally occuring and which were produced by complex dynamic interactions within the ecosystem. The results clearly show that phosphorus stimulated phytoplankton growth more than any other nutrient and is therefore the nutrient which must be controlled to prevent accelerated eutrophication or overproduction of algal biomass.
Nutrient enrichment , Light intensity , Temperature , Phytoplankton , Lake Huron