Can nutrient loads predict marine water quality?
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15707035

Janet Pelley , American Chemical Society


This American Chemical Society article explores whether phosphorous or nitrogen plays a larger role in creating the algal blooms of the Mississippi River dead zone. It documents results of a study that finds that the algae-nutrient interaction is complex, but that the system is more phosphorous limited upstream and becomes more nitrogen limited farther downstream.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Biosphere:Ecology:Food Webs
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology, Hydrology/HydrogeologyKeywords: hypoxia, eutrophication