The enrichment of a terrestrial or aquatic ECOSYSTEM by the addition of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, that results in a superabundant growth of plants, ALGAE, or other primary producers. It can be a natural process or result from human activity such as agriculture runoff or sewage pollution. In aquatic ecosystems, an increase in the algae population is termed an algal bloom.
The collective name for the republics of ESTONIA; LATVIA; and LITHUANIA on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p111)
Adverse effect upon bodies of water (LAKES; RIVERS; seas; groundwater etc.) caused by CHEMICAL WATER POLLUTANTS.
Free-floating minute organisms that are photosynthetic. The term is non-taxonomic and refers to a lifestyle (energy utilization and motility), rather than a particular type of organism. Most, but not all, are unicellular algae. Important groups include DIATOMS; DINOFLAGELLATES; CYANOBACTERIA; CHLOROPHYTA; HAPTOPHYTA; CRYPTOMONADS; and silicoflagellates.
A system of artificial or natural drains, generally used for the disposal of liquid wastes.
Inland bodies of still or slowly moving FRESH WATER or salt water, larger than a pond, and supplied by RIVERS and streams.
Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.
Minute free-floating animal organisms which live in practically all natural waters.
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A non-metal element that has the atomic symbol P, atomic number 15, and atomic weight 31. It is an essential element that takes part in a broad variety of biochemical reactions.
An algal bloom where the algae produce powerful toxins that can kill fish, birds, and mammals, and ultimately cause illness in humans. The harmful bloom can also cause oxygen depletion in the water due to the death and decomposition of non-toxic algae species.
Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)
Activities performed by humans.
A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
An element with the atomic symbol N, atomic number 7, and atomic weight [14.00643; 14.00728]. Nitrogen exists as a diatomic gas and makes up about 78% of the earth's atmosphere by volume. It is a constituent of proteins and nucleic acids and found in all living cells.
Multicellular marine macroalgae including some members of red (RHODOPHYTA), green (CHLOROPHYTA), and brown (PHAEOPHYTA) algae. They are widely distributed in the ocean, occurring from the tide level to considerable depths, free-floating (planktonic) or anchored to the substratum (benthic). They lack a specialized vascular system but take up fluids, nutrients, and gases directly from the water. They contain CHLOROPHYLL and are photosynthetic, but some also contain other light-absorbing pigments. Many are of economic importance as FOOD, fertilizer, AGAR, potash, or source of IODINE.
Substances or mixtures that are added to the soil to supply nutrients or to make available nutrients already present in the soil, in order to increase plant growth and productivity.
Characteristic events occurring in the ATMOSPHERE during the interactions and transformation of various atmospheric components and conditions.
A plant family of the order Najadales, subclass ALISMATIDAE, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). This is a group of perennial aquatic herbs with basal leaves.
Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
The flow of water in enviromental bodies of water such as rivers, oceans, water supplies, aquariums, etc. It includes currents, tides, and waves.
A mass of organic or inorganic solid fragmented material, or the solid fragment itself, that comes from the weathering of rock and is carried by, suspended in, or dropped by air, water, or ice. It refers also to a mass that is accumulated by any other natural agent and that forms in layers on the earth's surface, such as sand, gravel, silt, mud, fill, or loess. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1689)
A family of gram-negative nitrifying bacteria, in the order Nitrosomonadales, class BETAPROTEOBACTERIA.
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.
A class in the phylum CNIDARIA, comprised mostly of corals and anemones. All members occur only as polyps; the medusa stage is completely absent.
The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.
Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean).
One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and ARCHAEA), also called Eukarya. These are organisms whose cells are enclosed in membranes and possess a nucleus. They comprise almost all multicellular and many unicellular organisms, and are traditionally divided into groups (sometimes called kingdoms) including ANIMALS; PLANTS; FUNGI; and various algae and other taxa that were previously part of the old kingdom Protista.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
The sequence of transfers of matter and energy from organism to organism in the form of FOOD. Food chains intertwine locally into a food web because most organisms consume more than one type of animal or plant. PLANTS, which convert SOLAR ENERGY to food by PHOTOSYNTHESIS, are the primary food source. In a predator chain, a plant-eating animal is eaten by a larger animal. In a parasite chain, a smaller organism consumes part of a larger host and may itself be parasitized by smaller organisms. In a saprophytic chain, microorganisms live on dead organic matter.
The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.
The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.
Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.
Number of individuals in a population relative to space.
Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)
The branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ENVIRONMENT, especially as manifested by natural cycles and rhythms, community development and structure, interactions between different kinds of organisms, geographic distributions, and population alterations. (Webster's, 3d ed)
A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A plant genus of the family PONTEDERIACEAE that is used as a biological filter for treating wastewater.
A partially enclosed body of water, and its surrounding coastal habitats, where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers or streams. The resulting mixture of seawater and fresh water is called brackish water and its salinity can range from 0.5 to 35 ppt. (accessed http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/estuaries01_whatis.html)
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Annelids of the class Hirudinea. Some species, the bloodsuckers, may become temporarily parasitic upon animals, including man. Medicinal leeches (HIRUDO MEDICINALIS) have been used therapeutically for drawing blood since ancient times.
Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.

Dynamics of bacterial community composition and activity during a mesocosm diatom bloom. (1/248)

Bacterial community composition, enzymatic activities, and carbon dynamics were examined during diatom blooms in four 200-liter laboratory seawater mesocosms. The objective was to determine whether the dramatic shifts in growth rates and ectoenzyme activities, which are commonly observed during the course of phytoplankton blooms and their subsequent demise, could result from shifts in bacterial community composition. Nutrient enrichment of metazoan-free seawater resulted in diatom blooms dominated by a Thalassiosira sp., which peaked 9 days after enrichment ( approximately 24 microg of chlorophyll a liter(-1)). At this time bacterial abundance abruptly decreased from 2.8 x 10(6) to 0.75 x 10(6) ml(-1), and an analysis of bacterial community composition, by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) of PCR-amplified 16S rRNA gene fragments, revealed the disappearance of three dominant phylotypes. Increased viral and flagellate abundances suggested that both lysis and grazing could have played a role in the observed phylotype-specific mortality. Subsequently, new phylotypes appeared and bacterial production, abundance, and enzyme activities shifted from being predominantly associated with the <1.0-microm size fraction towards the >1.0-microm size fraction, indicating a pronounced microbial colonization of particles. Sequencing of DGGE bands suggested that the observed rapid and extensive colonization of particulate matter was mainly by specialized alpha-Proteobacteria- and Cytophagales-related phylotypes. These particle-associated bacteria had high growth rates as well as high cell-specific aminopeptidase, beta-glucosidase, and lipase activities. Rate measurements as well as bacterial population dynamics were almost identical among the mesocosms indicating that the observed bacterial community dynamics were systematic and repeatable responses to the manipulated conditions.  (+info)

Forecasting agriculturally driven global environmental change. (2/248)

During the next 50 years, which is likely to be the final period of rapid agricultural expansion, demand for food by a wealthier and 50% larger global population will be a major driver of global environmental change. Should past dependences of the global environmental impacts of agriculture on human population and consumption continue, 10(9) hectares of natural ecosystems would be converted to agriculture by 2050. This would be accompanied by 2.4- to 2.7-fold increases in nitrogen- and phosphorus-driven eutrophication of terrestrial, freshwater, and near-shore marine ecosystems, and comparable increases in pesticide use. This eutrophication and habitat destruction would cause unprecedented ecosystem simplification, loss of ecosystem services, and species extinctions. Significant scientific advances and regulatory, technological, and policy changes are needed to control the environmental impacts of agricultural expansion.  (+info)

Possible estuary-associated syndrome: symptoms, vision, and treatment. (3/248)

The human illness designated as possible estuarine-associated syndrome (PEAS) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been associated with exposure to estuaries inhabited by toxin-forming dinoflagellates, including members of the fish-killing toxic Pfiesteria complex (TPC), Pfiesteria piscicida and Pfiesteria shumwayae. Humans may be exposed through direct contact with estuarine water or by inhalation of aerosolized or volatilized toxin(s). The five cases reported here demonstrate the full spectrum of symptoms experienced during acute and chronic stages of this suspected neurotoxin-mediated illness. The nonspecific symptoms most commonly reported are cough, secretory diarrhea, headache, fatigue, memory impairment, rash, difficulty in concentrating, light sensitivity, burning skin upon water contact, muscle ache, and abdominal pain. Less frequently encountered symptoms are upper airway obstruction, shortness of breath, confusion, red or tearing eyes, weakness, and vertigo. Some patients experience as few as four of these symptoms. The discovery that an indicator of visual pattern-detection ability, visual contrast sensitivity (VCS), is sharply reduced in affected individuals has provided an objective indicator that is useful in diagnosing and monitoring PEAS. VCS deficits are present in both acute and chronic PEAS, and VCS recovers during cholestyramine treatment coincident with symptom abatement. Although PEAS cannot yet be definitively associated with TPC exposure, resolution with cholestyramine treatment suggests a neurotoxin-mediated illness.  (+info)

Pfiesteria-related educational products and information resources available to the public, health officials, and researchers. (4/248)

Public and political concerns about Pfiesteria from 1997 to the present vastly exceed the attention given to other harmful algal bloom (HAB) issues in the United States. To some extent, the intense focus on Pfiesteria has served to increase attention on HABs in general. Given the strong and continuing public, political, and research interests in Pfiesteria piscicida Steidinger & Burkholder and related organisms, there is a clear need for information and resources of many different types. This article provides information on Pfiesteria-related educational products and information resources available to the general public, health officials, and researchers. These resources are compiled into five categories: reports; website resources; state outreach and communication programs; fact sheets; and training manuals and documentaries. Over the last few years there has been rapid expansion in the amount of Pfiesteria-related information available, particularly on the Internet, and it is scattered among many different sources.  (+info)

The role of nutrient loading and eutrophication in estuarine ecology. (5/248)

Eutrophication is a process that can be defined as an increase in the rate of supply of organic matter (OM) to an ecosystem. We provide a general overview of the major features driving estuarine eutrophication and outline some of the consequences of that process. The main chemical constituent of OM is carbon (C), and therefore rates of eutrophication are expressed in units of C per area per unit time. OM occurs in both particulate and dissolved forms. Allochthonous OM originates outside the estuary, whereas autochthonous OM is generated within the system, mostly by primary producers or by benthic regeneration of OM. The supply rates of limiting nutrients regulate phytoplankton productivity that contributes to inputs of autochthonous OM. The trophic status of an estuary is often based on eutrophication rates and can be categorized as oligotrophic (<100 g C m(-2) y(-1), mesotrophic (100-300 g C m(-2) y(-1), eutrophic (300-500 g C m(-2) y(-1), or hypertrophic (>500 g C m(-2) y(-1). Ecosystem responses to eutrophication depend on both export rates (flushing, microbially mediated losses through respiration, and denitrification) and recycling/regeneration rates within the estuary. The mitigation of the effects of eutrophication involves the regulation of inorganic nutrient (primarily N and P) inputs into receiving waters. Appropriately scaled and parameterized nutrient and hydrologic controls are the only realistic options for controlling phytoplankton blooms, algal toxicity, and other symptoms of eutrophication in estuarine ecosystems.  (+info)

State monitoring activities related to Pfiesteria-like organisms. (6/248)

In response to potential threats to human health and fish populations, six states along the east coast of the United States initiated monitoring programs related to Pfiesteria-like organisms in 1998. These actions were taken in the wake of toxic outbreaks of Pfiesteria piscicida Steidinger & Burkholder in Maryland during 1997 and previous outbreaks in North Carolina. The monitoring programs have two major purposes. The first, rapid response, is to ensure public safety by responding immediately to conditions that may indicate the presence of Pfiesteria or related organisms in a toxic state. The second, comprehensive assessment, is to provide a more complete understanding of where Pfiesteria-like organisms may become a threat, to understand what factors may stimulate their growth and toxicity, and to evaluate the impacts of these organisms upon fish and other aquatic life. In states where human health studies are being conducted, the data from both types of monitoring are used to provide information on environmental exposure. The three elements included in each monitoring program are identification of Pfiesteria-like organisms, water quality measurements, and assessments of fish health. Identification of Pfiesteria-like organisms is a particularly difficult element of the monitoring programs, as these small species cannot be definitively identified using light microscopy; newly applied molecular techniques, however, are starting to provide alternatives to traditional methods. State monitoring programs also offer many opportunities for collaborations with research initiatives targeting both environmental and human health issues related to Pfiesteria-like organisms.  (+info)

Field ecology of toxic Pfiesteria complex species and a conservative analysis of their role in estuarine fish kills. (7/248)

Within the past decade, toxic Pfiesteria outbreaks have been documented in poorly flushed, eutrophic areas of the largest and second largest estuaries on the U.S. mainland. Here we summarize a decadal field effort in fish kill assessment, encompassing kills related to Pfiesteria (49 major kills in North Carolina estuaries since 1991 and 4 in Maryland estuaries in 1997) and to other factors such as low oxygen stress (79 major fish kills in North Carolina estuaries). The laboratory and field data considered in developing our protocols are described, including toxic Pfiesteria behavior, environmental conditions conducive to toxic Pfiesteria activity, and impacts of toxic clonal Pfiesteria on fish health. We outline the steps of the standardized fish bioassay procedure that has been used since 1991 to diagnose whether actively toxic Pfiesteria was present during estuarine fish kills. Detailed data are given for a 1998 toxic Pfiesteria outbreak in the Neuse Estuary in North Carolina to illustrate of the full suite of diagnostic steps completed. We demonstrate that our conservative approach in implicating toxic Pfiesteria involvement in fish kills has biased in favor of causes other than Pfiesteria. Data are summarized from experiments that have shown stimulation of toxic Pfiesteria strains by nutrient (N, P) enrichment, supporting field observations of highest abundance of toxic strains in eutrophic estuaries. On the basis of a decade of research on toxic Pfiesteria, we present a conceptual model of the seasonal dynamics of toxic strains as affected by changing food resources and weather patterns. We also recommend protocols and research approaches that will strengthen the science of fish kill assessment related to Pfiesteria and/or other causative factors.  (+info)

History and timing of human impact on Lake Victoria, East Africa. (8/248)

Lake Victoria, the largest tropical lake in the world, suffers from severe eutrophication and the probable extinction of up to half of its 500+ species of endemic cichlid fishes. The continuing degradation of Lake Victoria's ecological functions has serious long-term consequences for the ecosystem services it provides, and may threaten social welfare in the countries bordering its shores. Evaluation of recent ecological changes in the context of aquatic food-web alterations, catchment disturbance and natural ecosystem variability has been hampered by the scarcity of historical monitoring data. Here, we present high-resolution palaeolimnological data, which show that increases in phytoplankton production developed from the 1930s onwards, which parallels human-population growth and agricultural activity in the Lake Victoria drainage basin. Dominance of bloom-forming cyanobacteria since the late 1980s coincided with a relative decline in diatom growth, which can be attributed to the seasonal depletion of dissolved silica resulting from 50 years of enhanced diatom growth and burial. Eutrophication-induced loss of deep-water oxygen started in the early 1960s, and may have contributed to the 1980s collapse of indigenous fish stocks by eliminating suitable habitat for certain deep-water cichlids. Conservation of Lake Victoria as a functioning ecosystem is contingent upon large-scale implementation of improved land-use practices.  (+info)

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1. QIN Boqiang, XIE Ping (eds). Nutrient Cycling, Loading and Eutrophication in Lakes from Middle and Lower Reaches of Yangtze River. 2006, Sciences in China (Series D), 49 (Supplement I): 1-202 2. QIN Boqiang, LIU Zhengwen, K. Havens. Eutrophication of Shallow Lakes with Special Reference to Lake Taihu, China. Hydrobiologia(Special issue eutrophication of shallow lakes with special reference of Lake Taihu), 2007, 581: 1-311.. 3. QIN Boqiang(主编). Lake Taihu, China. 4. QIN Boqiang. Lake eutrophication: Control countermeasures and recycling exploitation. Ecological Engineering(Special issue of Lake Taihu eutrophication: control countermeasures and recycling exploitation), 2009, 35(11), 1569-1683.. 5. QIN Boqiang. Guest Editor: The Changing Environment of Lake Taihu and its Ecosystem Responses. Journal of Freshwater Ecology,2015.. 6. Jian Zhou, Boqiang Qin, C. 7. Tingfeng Wu, Boqiang Qin, Justin Brookes, Kun Shi, Guangwei Zhu, Mengyuan Zhu, Wenming Yan, ZhenWang. 2015. The influence of ...
Eutrophication (Greek: eutrophia (from eu well + trephein nourish.); German: Eutrophie), or more precisely hypertrophication, is the enrichment of a water body with nutrients, usually with an excess amount of nutrients. This process induces growth of plants and algae and due to the biomass load, may result in oxygen depletion of the water body. One example is the bloom or great increase of phytoplankton in a water body as a response to increased levels of nutrients. Eutrophication is almost always induced by the discharge of phosphate-containing detergents, fertilizers, or sewage, into an aquatic system. Eutrophication arises from the oversupply of nutrients, which leads to overgrowth of plants and algae. After such organisms die, the bacterial degradation of their biomass consumes the oxygen in the water, thereby creating the state of hypoxia. According to Ullmanns Encyclopedia, the primary limiting factor for eutrophication is phosphate. The availability of phosphorus generally ...
This study analyses the response of the carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of sedimentary organic matter to rapid human-induced eutrophication and meromixis as well as subsequent restoration efforts [in-lake phosphorus (P)-Precipitation, P-remediation of the well inflow and multiannual destratification] in a 46-yr sediment core sequence (1963-2009) from Fischkaltersee, a small hard-water lake (S-Germany). In addition, the sediment record was compared with detailed data on water column chemistry during almost (1977-2009) the recorded history of eutrophication and trophic recovery of the named lake. While the onset of eutrophication resulted in an abrupt positive excursion (+2.4‰), the overall reaction of δ13CSOM to ongoing eutrophication and meromixis as well as to permanent hypolimnion aeration and trophic recovery is a continous negative trend (-3.7‰) with the most depleted signatures (-38.8‰) present in the youngest part of the core. This negative trend was not influenced by ...
CHAPTER 2. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF EUTROPHICATION. 2.4. Approaches to Solution of Eutrophication. The causes and consequences of eutrophication of lakes and water reservoirs are discussed in detail in Chapter 1 of this publication. Urbanization in developing countries is proceeding rapidly under severe population pressure. Treating human waste is the basis of urban sanitation, and the inability to do this starts the vicious circle of water problems and sanitation measures. Deterioration of lakes, reservoirs, and rivers near cities is particularly a serious environmental problem. Furthermore, modernization of agricultural practices brings about heavy use and run-off of nitrogen and phosphorus from chemical fertilizers, causing eutrophication of waters near the cities. Fundamental to a solution is the treatment and disposal of human wastes. Recovering urine and reusing it in agriculture is particularly important to solving the problem of the Earths limited water resources. An overall look ...
Eutrophication status is assessed nationally in coastal waters within the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and in open sea areas within the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Both WFD and MSFD consider eutrophication but with different approaches and it is therefore a need for harmonisation in the assessment process. The Excel based tool HEAT (HELCOM Eutrophication Assessment Tool) has been used in previous assessments in the HELCOM region. There are two versions of the tool; HEAT 1.0 and HEAT 3.0, the first is based on the WFD methodology and the second is based on the MSFD methodology. The main difference between HEAT 1.0 and HEAT 3.0 is how the indicators are grouped. Here we assess the eutrophication status in coastal waters by applying HEAT and compare the results with the national WFD assessments. The present test includes data on 33 selected coastal water bodies in five countries: Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland and Sweden. Data on reference condition, acceptable deviation, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Interspecific Variation in Pigmentation - Implications for Production Estimates for Shallow Eutrophic Lakes Using an Incubator. AU - Rijkeboer, M.. AU - De Kloet, W.A.. AU - Gons, H.J.. N1 - Reporting year: 1992 Metis note: Limnological Institute Publication no: 574. PY - 1992. Y1 - 1992. U2 - 10.1007/BF00048789. DO - 10.1007/BF00048789. M3 - Article. VL - 238. SP - 197. EP - 202. JO - Hydrobiologia. JF - Hydrobiologia. SN - 0018-8158. ER - ...
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Biofilms play an important role as a settlement cue for invertebrate larvae and significantly contribute to the nutrient turnover in aquatic ecosystems. Nevertheless, little is known about how biofilm community structure generally responds to environmental changes. This study aimed to identify patterns of bacterial dynamics in coral reef biofilms in response to associated macrofouling community structure, microhabitat (exposed vs. sheltered), seasonality, and eutrophication. Settlement tiles were deployed at four reefs along a cross-shelf eutrophication gradient and were exchanged every 4 months over 20 months. The fouling community composition on the tiles was recorded and the bacterial community structure was assessed with the community fingerprinting technique Automated Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer Analysis (ARISA). Bacterial operational taxonomic unit (OTU) number was higher on exposed tiles, where the fouling community was homogenous and algae-dominated, than in sheltered habitats, which ...
Eutrophication has become synonymous with excessive fertilisation or the input of sufficient amounts of aquatic plant nutrients to cause the growth of excessive amounts of algae and/or aquatic macrophytes in a water body such that beneficial uses of the water body (i.e., water quality) are impaired. Beneficial uses of water bodies that stand to be impaired by the presence of excessive amounts of aquatic plant life include domestic and industrial water supply, recreation, and fisheries. Because of the public health and environmental quality significance of these water quality impairments, myriad strategies have been advanced to evaluate and regulate excessive fertilisation.. JONES LEE, A. LEE, G.F. (n.y): Eutrophication (Excessive Fertilization). El Macero: G. Fred Lee & Associates URL [Accessed: 24.01.2012] PDF ...
Laws regulating the discharge and treatment of sewage have led to dramatic nutrient reductions to surrounding ecosystems,[23] but it is generally agreed that a policy regulating agricultural use of fertilizer and animal waste must be imposed. In Japan the amount of nitrogen produced by livestock is adequate to serve the fertilizer needs for the agriculture industry.[53] Thus, it is not unreasonable to command livestock owners to clean up animal waste-which when left stagnant will leach into ground water. Policy concerning the prevention and reduction of eutrophication can be broken down into four sectors: Technologies, public participation, economic instruments, and cooperation.[54] The term technology is used loosely, referring to a more widespread use of existing methods rather than an appropriation of new technologies. As mentioned before, nonpoint sources of pollution are the primary contributors to eutrophication, and their effects can be easily minimized through common agricultural ...
Algal blooms formed due to excessive eutrophication can change the entire physico-chemical parameters of shrimp ponds. Eutrophication is defined as the enrichment of water by plant growth nutrients, usually phosphorus and nitrogen compounds, causing accelerated growth of algae and higher forms of plant life (Connell and Miller 1984; Harper 1992; Horne and Goldman 1994; Rast and Thornton 1996; Tett et al. 2008). The combination of a complex set of factors related to eutrophication and climate change has resulted in the rise in the frequency and geographic spread of phytoplankton blooms (Kouzminov et al. 2007; Adolf et al. 2009). Poor water quality can lead to algal blooms in shrimp ponds, which in turn lead to further deterioration of water quality in water body. Cyanobacterial blooms are in common, and associated cyanotoxins are noted from many inland water bodies. Blooms may affect irrigation system of paddy fields in different ways, such as depletion of dissolved oxygen (DO), with presence of ...
Significant progress has been made recently towards a better understanding of the nature, causes, and consequences of anthropogenic eutrophication of shallow coastal systems. It is well established that, in pristine systems dominated by seagrasses, incipient to moderate eutrophication often leads to the replacement of seagrasses by phytoplankton and loose macroalgal mats as the dominant producers. However, less is known about the interactions between phytoplankton and loose macroalgae at intense eutrophication. Using a combination of original research and literature data, we provide support for the hypothesis that substantial macroalgal decline may occur at intense eutrophication due to severe water column shading. Our results suggest that such declines may be widespread. However, we also show that intense eutrophication is not always necessarily conducive to severe water column shading and large macroalgal declines, possibly due to short water residence time and/or elevated grazing on ...
Sea eutrophication is a natural process of water enrichment caused by increased nutrient loading that severely affects coastal ecosystems by decreasing water quality. The degree of eutrophication can be assessed by chlorophyll-a concentration. This study aims to develop a remote sensing method suitable for estimating chlorophyll-a concentrations in tropical coastal waters with abundant phytoplankton using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)/Terra imagery and to improve the spatial resolution of MODIS/Terra-based estimation from 1 km to 100 m by geostatistics. A model based on the ratio of green and blue band reflectance (rGBr) is proposed considering the bio-optical property of chlorophyll-a. Tien Yen Bay in northern Vietnam, a typical phytoplankton-rich coastal area, was selected as a case study site. The superiority of rGBr over two existing representative models, based on the blue-green band ratio and the red-near infrared band ratio, was demonstrated by a high correlation of the
Eutrophication or algal bloom is considered to be the most dangerous and unhealthy condition of a pond that is caused by certain human activities. Humans use a lot of fertilizers in the agricultural fields because of which the runoff from the fields contains excess of nitrates and phosphates. When this runoff reaches different ponds, it pollutes the waters of the ponds to such an extent that algae start growing continuously in large quantities because of which the ponds look absolutely ugly. This unsightly condition of the pond is known as Eutrophication.. The word Eutrophication has its origin from a Greek word and that word means overfed. When Eutrophication occurs the pond ecosystem turns into a dead ecosystem. When algae start growing in the ponds, the oxygen supply to the aquatic plants and animals is reduced because of which they start dying. Slowly and slowly the aquatic plants and animals are replaced by more and more algae. Algae also produce harmful toxins that can cause severe ...
Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy production, and other human activities. The features that make coastal lagoons vital ecosystems underline the importance of sound management strategies for long-term environmental and resource sustainability. Written by an internationally renowned group of contributors, Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change examines the function and structure of coastal lagoonal ecosystems and the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect them. The contributors examine the susceptibility of coastal lagoons to eutrophication, the indicators of eutrophic conditions, the influences of natural factors such as major storms, droughts and other climate effects, and the resulting biotic and ecosystem impairments that have developed worldwide. They provide ...
By Raquel Luengo. Eutrophication is a complex process caused by the excess of nutrients in the water reservoirs and which consequences are enormous development of certain types of algae (as cyanobacteria) that deplete oxygen in the water and that lead to the absence of life in it, and their impact is particularly severe when they affect waters destined for urban supply. It is estimated that eutrophication affects more than 50 percent of Europes water resources and about 75% of cyanobacterial blooms are accompanied by toxin production. Toxins released by cyanobacteria induce damage in animals and humans by acting at the molecular level and consequently affecting cells, tissues and organs. Highlight nervous, digestive, respiratory and cutaneous systems affections highlight. Moreover eutrophication is related with pollution so it is an important and complex problem.. Read more.. ...
Agricultural water protection takes shape in measures incentivized by society and undertaken by farmers to reduce the runoff and leaching loss of nutrients and pollutants to receiving waters. The question the WP2 answers is how to allocate resources between the measures to reach the maximum reduction in phosphorus (P) mediated eutrophication in surface waters.. The answers are sought in four section tasks. The first one addresses the trade-offs in mitigating the particulate and dissolved P loading. It is well known that most commonly used measures to cut down the loading of particulate P, such as permanent wintertime vegetative cover, tend to increase the lossing of dissolved P. We quantify how this process develops over time, driven by gradual vertical stratification of soil P. Based on the process we optimize the tilling frequency to strike a balance between the loading patterns of particulate P and dissolved P.. The second section task scrutinizes the long-term contribution of particulate P ...
Students will know the difference between a pulse and a press event with regards to eutrophication and be able to graph the growth of algae over time.
Anais XV Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto - SBSR, Curitiba, PR, Brasil, 30 de abril a 05 de maio de 2011, INPE p.5247 Satellite-based monitoring of reservoir eutrophication in the Brazil Semi-arid
While Noungs description of the process of eutrophication is appropriate for estuary|estuarine and coastal zones, it is not strictly accurate for fresh...
The project SIGNAL addresses the crucial question of the eutrophication sources and what impact additional nitrogen has on the productivity in remote regions. The investigation will be carried out in the Baltic sea where the impact of eutrophication is one of the main threats to the ecosystem due to the 80 million people living in its watershed. The nitrogen input from the rivers, the atmosphere and N2 fixing cyanobacteria will be qualitatively and quantitatively assessed. This task will be accomplished through regular measurements in the mouths of several rivers, and in the precipitation. Stable isotope ratios of the most important elements are indicating eutrophication from various sources and have not been used simultaneously. However previous studies proved the utility of stable isotope ratios as indicators of external nitrogen inputs(.eg. fertilizer and soil runoff) and that they allow the identification of pathways through the ecosystem. Finally the role of the imported nitrogen for the ...
Pinturier-Geiss, Laurence; Dale, Barrie; Abdullah, Mohamed I & Karlsen, Dag Arild (2000). Lipid composition and cultural eutrophication in the oslofjord (Norway). Show summary The aim of this work is to evaluate variations in chemical signals extracted from sediments as a mean of tracing out the development of eutrophication, and to compare this with potential parallel variations in the dinocyst assemblages. The lipid fraction of the organic matter was analysed by TLC-FID, GC-FID and GC-MS.Particular attention was given to the polar fraction (phospholipids, glycolipids) and hydrocarbons. The down-core distribution of lipids is strongly correlated with the dinocyst signal.The highest concentrations as well as a marked increase in the HC concentration are observed during the period of intensive eutrophication.The molecular composition of HC and fatty acid methyl esters of the polar fraction enables identification of the predominant source of the Om: bacteria and dinocyst.. ...
Miyun Reservoir is the main surface source of drinking water for Beijing, China. Water eutrophication has compelled authorities to improve the water quality in
1. There are many reasons human activities cause imbalance in biogeochemical cycling. Fish kills can be caused by eutrophication and an increased growth of algae. Algae causes a loss of available oxygen, called anoxia. Anoxia can kill fish and other aquatic organisms. Algae does produce oxygen but only when there is enough light. Eutrophication reduces the clarify of water so in eutrophic lakes, algae is starved of light. When algae do not have enough light, instead of producing oxygen, algae consume oxygen. 2. Opportunistic species exhibit aggressive growth. They have a short-life span, are small in size and they produce numerous offspring that they show little care to. They are typically found in unpredictable and variable environments and their population can survive anything that threatens it. Most insects are examples of an opportunistic species. Equilibrium species exhibit a strategic growth. They are opposite of opportunistic, meaning they are large with a long-life span. They have few ...
Phosphorus (P) is essential for life but often in short supply in freshwater and marine ecosystems where its availability may control growth and thus biological productivity. Yet nonpoint source P transfer from land to water remains a contributor to eutrophication and algal blooms in many freshwater aquatic systems worldwide. Despite being a research priority for several decades, the cycling of P in aquatic systems is still poorly understood, although there have been promising advances in methodology in recent years. This Research Topic aims to bring together soil, freshwater and marine scientists with original research on P cycling in terrestrial, lacustrine, wetland and coastal and open ocean environments. We particularly welcome studies focusing on P movement from terrestrial to freshwater and marine environments with direct links to aquatic eutrophication, and on original approaches to better understand P speciation, bioavailability (inorganic and organic forms, different oxidation states) and
Aquatic ecosystems are increasingly being affected by a complex mixture of anthropogenic stressors (Hering et al. 2015). In recent years, the prevalence and intensity of aquatic hypoxic episodes has increased worldwide, resulting in aquatic environments with large variations in dissolved oxygen (Leveelahti et al. 2011; Robertson et al. 2014). Both natural and anthropogenic drivers can be responsible for dissolved oxygen (DO) depletion in aquatic ecosystems. Natural hydrodynamic conditions, such as the oxidation of organic matter and the release of gases (e.g., methane or carbon dioxide), may make certain aquatic ecosystems prone to oxygen depletion. However, climate change can also reduce the solubility of oxygen because of increased thermal stratification and enhanced microbial activity, all of which would cause DO depletion (Weinke and Biddanda 2018). Moreover, agriculture, industry, and urbanization can lead to nutrient loading (i.e., eutrophication) and consequent persistent algal blooms in ...
Eutrophic conditions, in both saline and freshwater systems, result from nutrient export from upstream watersheds. The objective of this study was to quantify the surface runoff losses of nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N), total nitrogen (TN), dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP), and total phosphorus (TP) resulting f
Table 4: Checklist for a holistic assessment in coastal/transitional waters according to EC (2005). The qualitative assessment parameters are: a. The causative factors: The degree of nutrient enrichment: With regard to inorganic/organic nitrogen With regard to inorganic/organic phosphorus With regard to silicon Taking account of: Sources (differentiating between anthropogenic and natural sources) Increased/upward trends in concentration Elevated concentrations Changes in N/P, N/Si, P/Si ratios Fluxes and nutrient cycles (including across boundary fluxes, recycling within environmental compartments and riverine, direct and atmospheric inputs) b. The supporting environmental factors: Light availability (irradiance, turbidity, suspended load) Hydrodynamic conditions (stratification, flushing, retention time, upwelling, salinity gradients, deposition) Climatic/weather conditions Zooplankton grazing (which may be influenced by other anthropogenic activities) Coastal morphology Typology factors for ...
Knowledge and management of aquatic ecosystems (formerly Bulletin Français de la Pèche et de la Pisciculture), an international journal on freshwater ecosystem
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Scientists are worried because some salt marshes are in trouble! Runoff from rain washes nutrients, usually from lawn fertilizers and agriculture, from land and carries them to estuaries. When excess nutrients, such as nitrogen or phosphorus, enter an ecosystem the natural balance is disrupted. The ecosystem becomes more productive, called eutrophication. Eutrophication can cause major problems for estuaries and other habitats.. With more nutrients in the ecosystem, the growth of plants and algae explodes. During the day, algae photosynthesize and release O2 as a byproduct. However, excess nutrients cause these same algae grow densely near the surface of the water, decreasing the light available to plants growing below the water on the soil surface. Without light, the plants die and are broken down by decomposers. Decomposers, such as bacteria, use a lot of O2 because they respire as they break down plant material. Because there is so much dead plant material for decomposers, they use up most of ...
Scientists like to classify lakes and give names to the different lake types so they can be easily referred to. Trophic states are based on lake
Globally, human populations are increasing and coastal ecosystems are becoming increasingly impacted by anthropogenic stressors. As eutrophication and exploitation of coastal resources increases, primary producer response to these drivers becomes a key indicator of ecosystem stability. Despite the importance of monitoring primary producers such as seagrasses and macroalgae, detailed studies on the response of these benthic habitat components to drivers remain relatively sparse. Utilizing a multi-faceted examination of turtle-seagrass and sea urchin-macroalgae consumer and nutrient dynamics, I elucidate the impact of these drivers in Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. In Yal Ku Lagoon, macroalgae bioindicators signified high nutrient availability, which is important for further studies, but did not consistently follow published trends reflecting decreased δ15N content with distance from suspected source. In Akumal Bay, eutrophication and grazing by turtles and fishes combine to structure patches within the
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The overall equation representing one of lifes ultimate achievements, photosynthesis, is the biggest oversimplification you will find in any basic science book on the planet. It shows water, carbon dioxide and sunlight as reactants and glucose and oxygen as products. It does not hint at the intricate cascade of events that have to transfer electrons from water to carriers…
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In this study, empirical and semianalytical algorithms are developed and compared for optically complex waters to retrieve the diffuse attenuation coefficient of downwelling irradiance (Kd(lambda)) from satellite data. In the first approach, a band ratio algorithm was used. Various sets of MERIS band ratios were tested to achieve the best estimates for K-d(490) based on the in situ dataset which was measured in Nordic lakes (oligotrophic to eutrophic conditions). In the second approach, K-d(490) was expressed as a function of inherent optical properties which were retrieved from MERIS standard products. The algorithms from both approaches were tested against an independent data set and validated in optically complex coastal waters in the Baltic Sea and in Nordic lakes with high concentrations of coloured dissolved organic matter (0.3 , a(cdom)(442) m(-1) , 4.5), chlorophyll a (Chl a) (0.7, C-Chl a(mg m(-3)), 67.5) and total suspended matter (TSM) (0.5 , C-TSM(g m(-3)) , 26.4). MERIS-derived ...
June 11, 2019 - Toxic algae blooms are a growing epidemic, polluting lakes and other waterways across the U.S., as a 2018 EWG report revealed. They can occur any time, but they thrive when water is warmer, usually from May through October.. Toxic algae blooms occur when bacteria-laden fertilizer and manure from farms run off into waterways, triggering the growth of a thick, blue-green goop on the waters surface. (This slime is technically not algae, but microscopic single-celled organisms.) Not all blooms are toxic, but those that are produce toxins called microcystins, and other poisons.. These toxins can cause serious human health impacts. Short-term exposure through skin contact, inhalation or ingestion can cause sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and liver damage. Long-term exposure can lead to sperm damage, liver failure and even cancer.. No one knows how many Americans are sickened by algae outbreaks each year. But a study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
Summertime hypolimnetic anoxia is a common phenomenon in productive drinking water reservoirs. It can result in a number of negative environmental consequences. Anoxic sediment tends to release ammonia and orthophosphate, a phenomenon known as internal nutrient loading, which can reinforce eutrophication (Brostr m et al. 1988, Ahlgren et al. 1994). Entrainment of nutrients from the hypolimnion to the epilimnion can support summer blooms of blue-green algae which may produce objectionable and difficult-to-remove taste and odor compounds. Anoxic conditions can also lead to hypolimnetic accumulation of iron, manganese and sulfides that can degrade the aesthetic quality and treatability of drinking water (Sartoris and Boehmke 1987). Elevated concentrations of toxins (e.g., sulfide and ammonia (in the hypolimnion as a result of anoxia may impair aquatic biota within the reservoir and in tail-waters released from the hypolimnion (Cooper and Koch 1984, Horne 1989). Finally, anoxic conditions may also ...
The Capital Regional District (CRD) advises, in consultation with Island Health, that there is a visible blue-green algae bloom at Thetis Lake, located in Thetis Lake Regional Park. Blue-green algae can produce cyanotoxins. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming in the lake and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake until the advisory has been lifted.. The algae usually produce a visible blue-green sheen, which appears as surface scum. Not all blooms are easy to see and toxins can still be present in the water even if you cannot see the blooms. Blooms are unpredictable and may occur at any time.. These algae are known toxin producers. Ingesting water containing these cyanotoxins may cause a range of symptoms, including headaches and abdominal pain in humans, and can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.. Please visit www.crd.bc.ca/alerts and Twitter @crd_bc for updates on the status of this algae bloom. To learn more about blue-green algae visit these ...
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The ocean is the most extended biome present on our planet. Recent decades have seen a dramatic increase in the number and gravity of threats impacting the ocean, including discharge of pollutants, cultural eutrophication and spread of alien species. It is essential therefore to understand how different impacts may affect the marine realm, its life forms and biogeochemical cycles. The marine nitrogen cycle is of particular importance because nitrogen is the limiting factor in the ocean and a better understanding of its reaction mechanisms and regulation is indispensable. Furthermore, new nitrogen pathways have continuously been described. The scope of this project was to better constrain cause-effect mechanisms of microbially mediated nitrogen pathways, and how these can be affected by biotic and abiotic factors.. This thesis demonstrates that meiofauna, the most abundant animal group inhabiting the worlds seafloors, considerably alters nitrogen cycling by enhancing nitrogen loss from the ...
Rooney said he understands the problems, that two algal blooms are raging around the state and that more money is needed to fix the Everglades drainage system.
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Food web (bio-)manipulation of South African reservoirs - viable eutrophication management prospect or illusory pipe dream? A reflective commentary and position paper ...
The seasonal phytoplankton biomass distribution pattern in stratified temperate marine waters is traditionally depicted as consisting of spring and autumn blooms. The energy source supporting pelagic summer production is believed to be the spring bloom. However, the spring bloom disappears relatively quickly from the water column and a large proportion of the material sedimenting to the bottom following the spring bloom is often comprised of intact phytoplankton cells. Thus, it is easy to argue that the spring bloom is fueling the energy demands of the benthos, but more difficult to argue convincingly that energy fixed during the spring bloom is fueling the pelagic production occurring during summer months. We argue here that periodic phytoplankton blooms are occurring during the summer in the North Sea at depths of ,25 m and that the accumulated new production [sensu (Dugdale and Goering, Limnol. Oceanogr., 12, 196-206, 1967)] occurring in these blooms may be greater than that occurring in the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - An adaptive approach to detect high biomass algal blooms from EO chlorophyll-a data in support of harmful algal bloom monitoring. AU - Shutler, Jamie. AU - Davidson, Keith. AU - Miller, Peter. AU - Swan, Sarah. AU - Grant, MG. AU - Bresnan, Eileen. N1 - Description 3* (NOTE jounral is now ISI listed) - new remote sending method for HAB monitorng - is being used operationally in industry funded project PY - 2012. Y1 - 2012. U2 - 10.1080/01431161.2010.538089. DO - 10.1080/01431161.2010.538089. M3 - Article. SP - 101. EP - 110. JO - Remote Sensing Letters. JF - Remote Sensing Letters. SN - 2150-704X. IS - 3. ER - ...
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Continued eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, combined with an ever thinner ozone layer, is favouring the toxic cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Eutrophication Processes in Coastal Systems: Origin and Succession of Plankton Blooms and Effects on Secondary Production in Gulf Coast Estuaries - CRC Press Book
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Water governance worldwide is going through a shift towards more holistic and participatory approaches. In Europe, the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) adopted in 2000, aims at protecting surface water and groundwater. The WFD emphasizes the importance of stakeholder participation in planning and implementation of the directive, and in order to reach environmental objectives. However, the empirical findings are insufficient regarding how stakeholder participation can lead to improved decisions and implemented plans. In Sweden, a major water quality problem is eutrophication caused to a large extend by diffuse nutrient leakage from agriculture. Therefore, it is important to involve farmers in water management, since their participation can lead the commitment of mitigation measures for reduced nutrient leakage. The overall aim of this study is to contribute the knowledge and understanding of active stakeholder participation in water management, in particular how it can lead to implementation of ...
Jeppesen, Erik; Moss, Brian; Bennion, Helen; Carvalho, Laurence; DeMeester, Luc; Feuchtmayr, Heidrun; Friberg, Nikolai; Gessner, Mark O.; Hefting, Mariet; Lauridsen, Torben L.; Liboriussen, Lone; Malmquist, Hilmar; May, Linda; Meerhoff, Mariana; Olafsson, Jon S.; Soons, Merel B.; Verhoeven, Jos T.A.. 2010 Interaction of Climate Change and Eutrophication. In: Kernan, Martin; Battarbee, Richard W.; Moss, Brian, (eds.) Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems. Wiley-Blackwell, 119-151. Full text not available from this repository ...
In coastal environments, acidification and eutrophication affect the physiology of marine macroalgae. We investigated the responses of Ulva pertusa Kjellman (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) under such conditions. Samples were cultured at two different pH settings (low, 7.5; high, 8.0) and at three different ammonium levels (low, 4; medium, 60; high, 120 μM NH4+). Our objective was to analyze…
The authors are concerned with the recent harmful algal blooms in the Northwest Pacific region. The current in situ and satellite chlorophyll and sea surface temperature estimates are questioned as to their validity, particularly under cloudy conditions. Therefore, the authors combined the RCA-Chl algorithm (from SeaWiFS), sea surface temperature, sea surface height/geostrophic currents, and wind, in conjugation with in-situ observation data, to show the spatial and temporal relationships between 1998-2006 summer algal blooms and the mechanisms underlying their development. The study was divided into 5 different segments: the SCS-Taiwan segment, Taiwan-ECS segment, YS-BS segment, KS-JS-RS (Korean Sea-Japan Sea-Russian Sea) segment, and RS-North Korean segment. Four common hydrodynamically active regions (coastal cold/estuary water zones, upwelling zones next to the coast, repeated meanders/eddies, and frontal regimes induced by the Kuroshio Current) were identified in each segment. These regions ...
Nutrient loading of surface waters in the Upper Klamath Basin by K. A. Rykbost; 1 edition; First published in 2001; Subjects: Nutrient pollution of water, Water, Eutrophication, Agricultural pollution, Pollution; Places: Upper Klamath Lake Watershed, Oregon, Upper Klamath Lake Watershed (Or.)
Understanding the dynamics of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes can inform management strategies to reduce their economic and health impacts. Previous studies have analyzed spatially replicated samples from a single time or have fit phenomenological models to time series data. We fit mechanistic population models to test the effects of critical nutrient concentrations and the density of potential algal competitors on population growth parameters in HABs in Lake Champlain, U.S.A. We fit models to five years (2003-2006, 2008) of weekly cyanobacteria counts. Plankton dynamics exhibited two phases of population growth: an initial
为探究细菌群落组成对微囊藻水华腐败分解过程的响应,在太湖梅梁湾沿岸进行为期11d的原位围隔实验,模拟蓝藻水华聚集分解过程,并监测了此过程中水体环境因子和细菌群落组成.结果表明,水体理化因子和细菌群落组成在微囊藻水华分解的过程中发生了显著变化.冗余分析显示细菌的群落组成与水体氧化还原环境(溶解氧或氧化还原电位)、pH值、浮游植物生物量和营养盐浓度(总磷、硝态氮浓度)密切相关.研究还发现了某些与微囊藻水华分解密切相关的特殊细菌类群,其中隶属于黄杆菌科(拟杆菌门)的一个类群在微囊藻厌氧分解的阶段占据显著优势,其功能有待于进一步研究.;To explore the response of bacterial community composition (BCC) to the decomposition of Microcystis blooms, we conducted an eleven-day in situ enclosure experiment to simulate the aggregation and decomposition of cyanobacterial bloom near the shoreline of
Lake Varese is one of the first and most evident examples of cultural eutrophication in southern Europe (Northern Italy). Although internal actions (hypolimnetic water withdrawal and injection of pure oxygen) were implemented following the construction of a sewage collection system in 1986, the complete reversal of the lakes eutrophic condition has not yet been achieved. Since the internal P load in Lake Varese, estimated to be 5.6 t yr-1, is a determining factor in the continuation of the eutrophic status of the lake, in this study an application of a lanthanum-modified bentonite clay, able to bind phosphorus, was carried out in controlled enclosures for 12 months during 2009-2010. The results showed a sharp reduction (more than 80 %) of the P concentrations along the water column after the lanthanum-modified bentonite clay application and, from January onwards, the settled clay controlled the P release from the sediments, preventing a sharp increase in total P concentrations to values ...
The North Atlantic phytoplankton spring bloom is the pinnacle in an annual cycle that is driven by physical, chemical, and biological seasonality. Despite its important contributions to the global carbon cycle, transitions in plankton community composition between the winter and spring have been scarcely examined in the North Atlantic. Phytoplankton composition in early winter was compared with latitudinal transects that captured the subsequent spring bloom climax. Amplicon sequence variants (ASVs), imaging flow cytometry, and flow-cytometry provided a synoptic view of phytoplankton diversity. Phytoplankton communities were not uniform across the sites studied, but rather mapped with apparent fidelity onto subpolar- and subtropical-influenced water masses of the North Atlantic. At most stations, cells | 20-µm diameter were the main contributors to phytoplankton biomass. Winter phytoplankton communities were dominated by cyanobacteria and pico-phytoeukaryotes. These transitioned to more diverse and
This report provides an analysis of the Australian coastal outfalls and ranks them according to the total flow volume and nutrients load to prioritize the potential degree of impact of each source to the environment and human health. The pollutant contribution index, based on nitrogen and phosphorous loads, was calculated for each outfall. Outfalls were ordered from lowest to highest index value to rank them according to their relative pollutant contribution to the coastal and marine environment. The index is based on a total nutrient load discharge using the variables of flow, nitrogen and phosphorous. The ranked loads throughout Australia were mapped by quartiles. The top quartile (lowest nutrient load) of outfalls seem to be more prevalent in regional areas and discharge less nitrogen and phosphorus loads into the coastal and marine environment. The bottom quartile, on the other hand, with higher nutrient loads principally occur around the major cities. This ranking of nutrient loads from ...
8 different lakes and ponds around the Hudson Valley are dealing with Harmful Algal Blooms. These blooms can be toxic for pets and livestock, but especially for dogs according to the DEC.
For many of us living on the southern (Gulf) coast of the USA, it has become common to see numerous dead fishes floating in the bays and scattered across our beaches. Why is this happening? You may have heard on the news that there is a large harmful algal bloom (HAB) that began off the western…
Bird et al. (1991) commented that productivity by Furcellaria lumbricalis was low, uptake of nutrients was slow and the species was not nutrient limited under normal conditions. This suggests that the species would not be greatly affected by an increase in nutrient concentration. However, eutrophication may have other knock-on effects. Johansson et al. (1998) suggested that one of the symptoms of large scale eutrophication is the deterioration of benthic algal vegetation in areas not directly affected by land-runoff or a point source of nutrient discharge. Altered depth distributions of algal species caused by decreased light penetration and/or increased sedimentation through higher pelagic production have been reported in the Baltic Sea (Kautsky et al., 1986; Vogt & Schramm, 1991). Johansson et al. (1998) studied changes in the benthic algal community of the Skagerrak coast in the Baltic Sea, an area heavily affected by eutrophication, between 1960 and 1997. They noted the disappearance of the ...
contributing to Lake Eries harmful algal blooms. Thats the premise of a new five-year, $5 million study that ... a significant driver of the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie. The blooms are sometimes toxic, are often ... phosphorus is released from the soil and ends up in Lake Erie, where it contributes to harmful algal blooms .... ...
Interpretive Summary: Lake eutrophication is a serious environmental concern in China, especially in lakes from middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River watershed and the Southwest China Plateau. Increased information on forms and lability of phosphorus (P) in aquatic macrophytes and algae is crucial for better understanding of P biogeochemical cycling in eutrophic lakes. This work was a continuation of the efforts in increased understanding of the P forms and lability in aquatic macrophytes and algae. This study took aquatic macrophytes and algae samples for an indepth research by solution 31P NMR spectroscopy and enzymatic hydrolysis. Furthermore, we rigorously examined the accuracy of the two methods by comparison of the solution 31P NMR spectral changes of the NaOH-EDTA extracts of the six samples before and after enzymatic hydrolysis treatments. Based on these quantity and lability data, we proposed that biogeochemical cycling of Po in aquatic vegetative biomass residues is an important ...
The most common example of a microbial population explosion is an algal bloom/red tide, an an aggregation of red dinoflagellates in an aquatic ecosystem. Fertilizer-rich runoff, often from a farm, is the typical cause for an algal bloom.The abundance of nutrients in the fertilizer becomes a part of the runoff and enters a nearby body of water along with it. This eutrophication fuels algal growth, allowing dinoflagellates to reproduce rapidly. As a result, certain algae can produce potentially lethal toxins that are harmful to animals. Algal blooms are also expensive to treat, greatly impacting water treatment plants. Perhaps the most devastating consequence of all is ocean dead zones. Given a massive population of algae, many will eventually die due to lack of space, buildup of toxins, etc. Marine decomposers (i.e. bacteria) break down the organic material of the dead dinoflagellates, which requires oxygen. Oxygen in surrounding waters is depleted, causing hypoxia and eventually anoxia (the ...
Stephen Russell Carpenter is an American lake ecologist who focuses on lake Eutrophication which is the over-enrichment of lake ecosystems leading to toxic blooms of micro-organisms and fish kills. Stephen Carpenter was born July 5, 1952, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. His father, Richard, a chemist, became the Director of the National Academies Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, so Carpenter was immersed in science at a young age. In his youth, Carpenter spent his summers on his grandfathers farm in Missouri. During this time he and his relatives enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting all come together in ecology, he says. I was really excited when I discovered there was a way to get paid for being a scientist outdoors. His interest in ecology was sparked during his undergraduate program at Amherst College, Massachusetts. After his sophomore year, Carpenter worked for the summer on a survey of tree cover in Glacier National Park. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Changes in bacterial β-glucosidase diversity during a coastal phytoplankton bloom. AU - Arrieta, Jesus. AU - Herndl, Gerhard J.. PY - 2002/1/1. Y1 - 2002/1/1. N2 - Bacterial enzymatic hydrolysis of high molecular weight organic matter is the rate-limiting step in the bacterially mediated carbon cycling in the global ocean. Despite the importance of this process, only bulk measurements of these hydrolytic activities are available, and the dynamics and diversity of the ectohydrolases involved in the cleavage of high molecular weight organic matter are poorly understood. In this study we monitored the dynamics of bacterial β-glucosidase diversity during the wax and wane of a coastal phytoplankton bloom using a newly developed capillary electrophoretic assay. Up to eight different β-glucosidases were detected in a single sample and 11 over the whole study period, revealing a previously unnoticed β-glucosidase diversity. A close link was found between the temporal succession of ...
Phosphates An additional environmental issue concerning phosphates in general, and therefore also for the abovementioned substances, is their role in the nutrient enrichment of surface waters (eutrophication). MAP, DAP, SSP and STP is hydrolysed in the sewerage pipes, the sewage treatment plants and the environment to soluble inorganic phosphates or transformed to insoluble inorganic forms. These are the same phosphates as those formed by natural hydrolysis of human urine and faeces, animal wastes, food and organic wastes, mineral fertilisers, bacterial recycling of organic materials in ecosystems, etc. These phosphate forms are bio-assimilated by the bacterial populations and the aquatic plants and algae found in these different compartments. Phosphates are an essential nutrient (food element) for plants, and stimulate the growth of water plants (macrophytes) and/or algae (phytoplankton) if they represent the growth-limiting factor. Although in some cases nutrient enrichment will be absorbed ...
HELCOM BASE (2012-2014) is a project funded by the EU with a budget of 2,5 M€. BASE supports the implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) in Russia. It is managed by the HELCOM Secretariat and St. Petersburg Public Organization Ecology and Business.. BASE is utilizing the experience and results of the activities by the BALTHAZAR Project (Phases I and II). BASE takes the cooperation achieved within BALHAZAR further and addresses altogether three priority areas of the HELCOM BSAP: eutrophication, hazardous substances, and biodiversity and nature protection. Within BASE, monitoring activities to support and measure the implementation progress within the abovementioned segments are also being carried out.. The pilot projects (components) are implemented by experts from Russia with the support of EU experts.. ...
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Geochemical tracer data (i.e., 222Rn and four naturally occurring Ra isotopes), electromagnetic (EM) seepage meter results, and high-resolution, stationary electrical resistivity images were used to examine the bi-directional (i.e., submarine groundwater discharge and recharge) exchange of a coastal aquifer with seawater. Our study site for these experiments was Lynch Cove, the terminus of Hood Canal, WA, where fjord-like conditions dramatically limit water column circulation that can lead to recurring summer-time hypoxic events. In such a system a precise nutrient budget may be particularly sensitive to groundwater-derived nutrient loading. Shore-perpendicular time-series subsurface resistivity profiles show clear, decimeter-scale tidal modulation of the coastal aquifer in response to large, regional hydraulic gradients, hydrologically transmissive glacial terrain, and large (4-5 m) tidal amplitudes. A 5-day 222Rn time-series shows a strong inverse covariance between 222Rn activities (0.5−29 dpm L-1)
A pilot experimental field combining rewetting of reclaimed peaty soils and water phyto-treatment was set up in the Massaciuccoli Lake basin (Tuscany, Italy) to reduce the water eutrophication and peat degradation caused by almost a century of drainage-based agricultural use. In this paper, we investigated the restoration process occurring consequently to the conversion of a drained area in a natural wetland system (NWS) (the partial top soil removal, the realization of a perimeter levee to contain the waters, the rewetting with the drainage waters coming from the of surrounding cultivated areas) and the capability of the spontaneous vegetation to catch nutrients acting as a vegetation filter ...
Sweden was facing a serious soil acidification and water eutrophication problem caused partly by emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from combustion pr
The Eugene Water & Electric Board is interested in tracking algal blooms in the watershed to assess the presence of potentially harmful cyanobacteria species that may produce toxins.
Eutrophication is originally used to describe aging process whereby a lake is transformed from a lake to a marsh to a meadow (fill the lake with sediments). Cultural eutrophication occurs when the lake aging process is quickened or accelerated by excess nutrients from human activities [1]. Understanding of the fate and transport of water quality constituents in lakes and reservoirs is essential to sustaining water quality and fish habitat in these inland waters. Constituent is used generically and does not necessarily mean a polluting substance, e.g., dissolved oxygen (DO) is a relatively benign variable. The fate of a constitute typically depends on its transport (movement) through an inland water system (lake or reservoir) and on sources, sinks, chemical and biological reactions, and other decay mechanisms (e.g., settling). When sediment input is more than sediment outflow or nutrients are more than demands of aquatic plants, a lake or reservoir becomes not sustainable and the aging process ...
Background/Question/Methods. Humans have artificially enhanced the productivity of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems on a global scale by increasing nutrient loading. While the consequences of eutrophication are well-known, most studies tend to examine short-term responses relative to the time scales of heritable adaptive change. Thus, the potential role of adaptation by organisms in stabilizing the response of ecological systems to such perturbations is largely unknown. We tested the hypothesis that adaptation by a generalist consumer (Daphnia pulicaria) to toxic prey (cyanobacteria) mediates the response of lake ecosystems to nutrient enrichment. Using a manipulative field experiment in limnocorrals, we examined the interactive effects of nutrient enrichment and consumer genotype (sensitive vs. tolerant to toxic prey) on algal abundance and species composition. We then tested theoretical predictions of how the magnitude of consumer effects should vary with productivity by conducting ...
Nutrients in water include various forms of the chemical elements nitrogen and phosphorus-the same materials we apply as fertilizer to our lawns, gardens, and crops to foster plant growth. They have the same effect in water as they do on land, encouraging the growth of aquatic plants such as algae (floating or attached to rocks) and rooted macrophytes (e.g., water lilies).. Without nutrients, water would be sterile and not support aquatic life. Adding nutrients can be acceptable, even beneficial at times, as they increase the productivity of a water body. However, the process of nutrient enrichment in aquatic systems, such that the productivity of the system is no longer limited by the availability of nutrients is called eutrophication. This is a natural process but may be accelerated by human activities. If too many nutrients enter our waters due to human uses, the growth of aquatic plants becomes excessive. This process is known as cultural eutrophication.. Excessive plant growth can change ...
Nutrients in water include various forms of the chemical elements nitrogen and phosphorus-the same materials we apply as fertilizer to our lawns, gardens, and crops to foster plant growth. They have the same effect in water as they do on land, encouraging the growth of aquatic plants such as algae (floating or attached to rocks) and rooted macrophytes (e.g., water lilies).. Without nutrients, water would be sterile and not support aquatic life. Adding nutrients can be acceptable, even beneficial at times, as they increase the productivity of a water body. However, the process of nutrient enrichment in aquatic systems, such that the productivity of the system is no longer limited by the availability of nutrients is called eutrophication. This is a natural process but may be accelerated by human activities. If too many nutrients enter our waters due to human uses, the growth of aquatic plants becomes excessive. This process is known as cultural eutrophication.. Excessive plant growth can change ...
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The impact of nitrogen on surface waters is also critical. Nitrogen plays a significant role in episodic acidification and new research recognizes the importance of nitrogen in long-term chronic acidification as well. Furthermore, the adverse impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on estuaries and near-coastal water bodies is significant. Scientists estimate that 10 to 45 percent of the nitrogen produced by various human activities that reaches estuaries and coastal ecosystems is transported and deposited via the atmosphere. For example, about 30 percent of the nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay comes from atmospheric deposition. Nitrogen is an important factor in causing eutrophication (oxygen depletion) of water bodies. The symptoms of eutrophication include blooms of algae (both toxic and non-toxic), declines in the health of fish and shellfish, loss of seagrass beds and coral reefs, and ecological changes in food webs. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), ...
In freshwater systems phosphorus (P) is the limiting element in the cause of eutrophication. In many Swedish lakes, causes of eutrophication have been attributed to more of internal loading than external since the external loading has been fairly well managed. Internal loading is linked to the mobility of sediment P, which are known to be Bioavailable P (BAP). Sediments from Lake Hällerstadsjön in Sweden was studied to know the BAP concentration and its possible release into the water column under reduced conditions. Sediments were sampled at two different depths, 0-5 cm and 5-10cm. BAP was determined by a phosphorus fractionation scheme. Sediments were incubated under oxic and anoxic conditions in the laboratory to evaluate sediment P release. Spatial variation in the distribution of P forms across the lake was also studied, in order to examine possible local patterns, particularly along a transect from the main inlet to the outlet. Fractionation analyses showed a trend of; Residual-P , ...
Inhibitory analysis in ecology.. This is about a discovery and innovation in environmental sciences and ecology, item 3 on the list of 18 (the list see here [3]). This new approach in ecology allows to see better the real role of organisms of a higher trophic level in regulation of the organisms of a lower trophic level.. The method that was applied was to inhibit the functional activity of the organisms of a higher trophic level and to observe the consequences: what happens with the organisms of a LOWER trophic level.. It was done by the inventor of this methodology in the laboratory experimental systems with bivalve mollusks that that a higher trophic level organisms as compared to phytoplankton algae. The algae are a lower trophic level organisms as compared to bivalve mollusks. The bivalves feed on algae.. In my experiments, I decreased trophic activity of bivalves using special chemical inhibitors. I used my previous discovery that some chemical - surfactants - can decrease filtering ...
Several previous Neoproterozoic microfossil diversity studies yield evidence for arelatively sudden biotic change prior to the first well‐constrained Sturtian glaciations. In an event interpreted as a mass extinction of eukaryotic phytoplankton followed by bacterial dominance, diverse assemblages of complex acritarchs are replaced by more uniform assemblages consisting of simple leiosphaerid acritarchs and bacteria. Recent data from the Chuar Group of the Grand Canyon (770‐742 Ma) suggest this biotic change was caused by eutrophication rather than the direct effects of Sturtian glaciation; evidence includes total organic carbon increases indicative of increasing primary productivity followed by iron speciation values that suggest sustained water column anoxia. A new data set (this study) suggests that this same eutrophication event may be recorded in shale units of the formation of Hades Pass and the Red Pine Shale of Utahs Neoproterozoic Uinta Mountain Group (770‐742 Ma). Results of this study
For further information, get in touch with Jenna Senecal at the Department of Energy and Technology, P.O. Box 7032, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden. E-mail: [email protected] Abstract: Over four billion people are discharging untreated human excreta into the environment without any prior treatment, causing eutrophication and spreading disease. This eutrophication is caused by nutrients found predominantly in urine. If managed adequately, urine can be used as a fertiliser because it contains the same plant nutrients as the fertilisers used to produce the food that people eat. Currently to replace the nutrients removed from fields during harvesting, more fertilisers are being manufactured and applied and ultimately more are being leached into the environment.. The use of human urine as a fertiliser is limited by its low nutrient concentration compared with commercial fertilisers. This study sought to increase the nitrogen (N) concentration (from 0.6 % to ,6 %) through dehydration to produce a dry ...
For further information, get in touch with Jenna Senecal at the Department of Energy and Technology, P.O. Box 7032, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden. E-mail: [email protected] Abstract: Over four billion people are discharging untreated human excreta into the environment without any prior treatment, causing eutrophication and spreading disease. This eutrophication is caused by nutrients found predominantly in urine. If managed adequately, urine can be used as a fertiliser because it contains the same plant nutrients as the fertilisers used to produce the food that people eat. Currently to replace the nutrients removed from fields during harvesting, more fertilisers are being manufactured and applied and ultimately more are being leached into the environment.. The use of human urine as a fertiliser is limited by its low nutrient concentration compared with commercial fertilisers. This study sought to increase the nitrogen (N) concentration (from 0.6 % to ,6 %) through dehydration to produce a dry ...
Turbidity is a measure of water clarity or transparency caused by suspended particles from organic (algae, plankton) or inorganic (fine silts or clays) origin. The more turbid the water the less light is transmitted. A common simple and cheap device for manually measuring ocean turbidity is the Secchi disk which consists of a circular disk (20-30 cm in diameter). The disc is being lowered into the water and the depth at which the disc is no longer visible, is a measure of the clarity of the water and is known as the Secchi depth and is related to water turbidity. The Secchi disk readings do not provide an exact measure of transparency (for example: interpretation of different observers) and are often replaced by the use of turbidity sensors. Turbidity sensors designed for extended in situ measurements are based on nephelometric or optical-backscatter principles where the scattering and absorbing effects of the suspended particles on light are measured [6]. Nephelometers measure the concentration ...
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Harmful algal blooms in the Red Sea could be detected from satellite images using a method developed at KAUST. This remote sensing technique may eventually lead to a real-time monitoring system to help maintain the vital ...
Marie Manandise and Tom Sumner. CoMPLEX, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE. a. b. RED TIDES: Causes, Consequences and Control of Algal Blooms. Slideshow 151784 by Jimmy
Theory predicts that lysogeny becomes the preferred strategy when the cell density falls below the lower limit necessary for maintenance of the phage density by repeated cycles of lytic infections. The argument is that the production of temperate phages is independent of host cell density. Indeed, two marine surveys revealed 40% mitomycin C-inducible cells, and similar proportions of lysogens were identified in Pseudomonas colonies from lakes. In contrast, UV or sunlight was not a good inducer of prophages in water samples. The surveys showed a trend for lysogeny to be more prevalent in oligotrophic environments (35). This observation fits with theory, since this setting is dominated by the low density of slow-growing bacteria. Other data contradict this interpretation. Surveys in estuarine waters showed a seasonal development of lysogeny with highs in the summer months when eutrophic conditions were prevalent and lows in the winter months when cells were at their minimum (20, 44). There are ...
December. In early December Waitomo District Council noted an algae bloom in the lower dam which feeds the Mokau/Awakino supply. Algae blooms are not abnormal at this time of year around New Zealand; they are naturally occurring and most are harmless. Algae blooms are caused by a combination of warm temperatures feeding nutrients etc in the water. Algae blooms can happen quite quickly, making the water look cloudy and dirty. When the bloom was identified in early December, WDC isolated the lower dam, and drew water from the upper dam instead (which was unaffected). However, some of the water from the lower dam had already moved into the treatment plant and reservoirs on site. In response, WDC began flushing the water through the treatment plant, reservoirs and reticulation to get rid of the cloudy water. This flushing process takes time so, with the support of the Waikato District Health Board, we issued a precautionary boil water notice for Mokau and Awakino on December 9th. While the water ...
Missing anthropogenic NOx -, eutrophication, foliage damage[edit]. Rather important! See: Fenn, M.E., Ecological Effects of ... The article says Nitrogen has contributed to severe eutrophication problems in some water bodies. ... Furthermore nitrate plays a relatively insignificant in eutrophication relative to phosphorus, water temperature and oxygen ... but in the end I have to agree that nitrate plays some role in contributing to eutrophication. ...
Eutrophication is a very serious environmental hazard that can rapidly destroy marine ecosystems, making it impossible for ... It has been linked to eutrophication, which entails excessive growth of algae, which absorbs all of the oxygen in the water. ... "Eutrophication". European Environment Agency. Retrieved 2020-03-11. US EPA, OA (2013-02-22). "Summary of the Toxic Substances ...
"Eutrophication". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 11 December 2014. Chesapeake Bay Program's STAC Chesapeake Community ... 2014 One of the major problems with the bay is eutrophication. This is the result of excessive fertilizer runoff from farms ...
"Eutrophication is a significant environmental problem that can impact humans on a recreational, economic, and even public ... By the mid-1990s he began to study the economics of eutrophication, in which he compared the benefits factories and farms ... Stephen Russell Carpenter is an American lake ecologist who focuses on lake eutrophication which is the over-enrichment of lake ... He resumed work on the Madison lakes, including Lake Mendota, where his interest in the phosphorus cycle and eutrophication was ...
... and eutrophication. High nutrient input from agriculture chemicals and fertilizers causes eutrophication and hypoxia, causing a ... "Eutrophication , USGS.gov". www.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-03-18. Pierce, R. H.; Henry, M. S. (2008-10-01). "Harmful algal toxins ...
Eutrophication • Fish kill • Groundwater pollution • Groundwater recharge • Marine debris • Marine pollution • Mercury in fish ...
September 7-8, 2000). Eutrophic Conditions at the Salton Sea (PDF). Eutrophication Workshop. Salton Sea Authority, the Salton ... Fertilizer runoffs have resulted in eutrophication, with large algal blooms and elevated bacterial levels. By the 1970s, the ...
"Eutrophication" (PDF). Cite journal requires ,journal= (help) "Ontario Agricultural Waste Study: Environmental Impacts of Open- ... The high nutrient content can lead to eutrophication (hypertrophication), the growth of bacterial or algal blooms. Plastic ...
Eutrophication is a process which causes hypoxic water conditions and algal blooms that may be detrimental to the survival of ... The occurrence of eutrophication in bodies of water is another effect large urban populations have on the environment. When ... Ramesh, R; Lakshmi, A; Purvaja, R; Costanzo, S.D; Kelsey, R.H; Hawkey, J; Datta, A; Dennison, W.C (2013). "Eutrophication and ... "About Eutrophication , World Resources Institute". www.wri.org. Retrieved 18 November 2018. "Harmful Algal Blooms". US ...
... the nitrates and phosphates contribute to water eutrophication. Water eutrophication is an environmental phenomenon that causes ... "What is eutrophication? Causes, effects and control - Eniscuola". Eniscuola. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2018-05-08. Grossi, ...
"EPA Eutrophication report". EPA. Retrieved January 17, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Peck, Jim. "Where are the ...
"Eutrophication of Lakes". Eutrophication: Causes, Consequences and Control. pp. 55-71. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7814-6_5. ISBN ... There are potentially more environmental problems (such as eutrophication resulting from the influx of nutrient rich effluent ...
Callisto, Marcos; Molozzi, Joseline; Barbosa, José Lucena Etham (2014). Eutrophication of Lakes. Eutrophication: Causes, ... If eutrophication can be reversed, it may take decades[citation needed] before the accumulated nitrates in groundwater can be ... Agricultural run-off is a major contributor to the eutrophication of fresh water bodies. For example, in the US, about half of ... The main contributor to eutrophication is phosphate, which is normally a limiting nutrient; high concentrations promote the ...
The Columbia River has been subject to cultural eutrophication in part due to the use of the river and its tributaries to ... "Sources of Eutrophication , World Resources Institute". www.wri.org. Retrieved 2017-12-05. "Sewage flows into Columbia River ... but often some excess nutrients leak and contribute to eutrophication. Human sewage waste in the United States accounts for ... these increased rations can be further compounded by increase nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations from eutrophication. The ...
See also eutrophication). In reality, the actual bacterial diversity of the phycosphere is extremely diverse and is dependent ...
Dela-Cruz J. (2009). Threat of eutrophication. Wetlands Australia, 17:28. Littleboy M., Sayers J. and Dela-Cruz J. (2009). ... Dela-Cruz J. (2011). Coastal Eutrophication Risk Assessment Tool. http://www.ozcoasts.gov.au/nrm_rpt/cerat/index.jsp Roper T., ...
... eutrophication and littering. Pakistan exports Leather product using Leather production processes including tanning. In ...
... eutrophication and littering. 110 million gallons per day of raw, untreated water from the Indus River is mixed with treated ...
National Eutrophication Survey. Bloomington, Indiana (331). Media related to Lake James (Indiana) at Wikimedia Commons Lake ...
... acidification and eutrophication. Cars significantly contribute to noise pollution. While on common perception the engine is ...
"What is Eutrophication". oceanservice.noaa.gov. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 28 November 2018. " ... Oversaturation of nutrients leads to eutrophication in nearby water bodies resulting in dead zones. Carbon emissions due to ...
... eutrophication and littering. A pollutant is a waste material that pollutes air, water, or soil. Three factors determine the ...
The process of eutrophication can occur naturally and by human impact on the environment. ...
"Eutrophication of Lakes". Eutrophication: Causes, Consequences and Control: 55-71. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7814-6_5.. ... "Eutrophication: More Nitrogen Data Needed". Science. 324: 721-722. Bibcode:2009Sci...324..721S. doi:10.1126/science.324_721b.. ... Main article: Eutrophication. Phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers when commonly used have major environmental effects. This is ... The main contributor to eutrophication is phosphate, which is normally a limiting nutrient; high concentrations promote the ...
Overall, eutrophication results in an increase in phytoplankton biomass and blooms, altered phytoplankton community structure, ... Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems. Developments in Hydrobiology. 207: 147-156. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3385-7_13. ISBN 978-90 ...
Khan MN, Mohammad F (2014). "Eutrophication: Challenges and Solutions". In Ansari AA, Gill SS (eds.). Eutrophication: Causes, ...
"evidence of Eutrophication" (PDF). "SLADE UPPER RESERVOIR, NORTH DEVON (EX34 8LL)". Get outside. "Freshwater life" (PDF). ...
Furthermore, in examinations of historic eutrophication trends, δ15N values can be used to differentiate human-driven nitrogen ... The mythical concept of eutrophication. Hydrobiologia 103, 107-111. Battarbee, R. W. 1984. Diatom analysis and the ... anthropogenic eutrophication) on lake communities. Their studies revealed pronounced changes in the bottom fauna of North ... eutrophication, acidification, and internal ontogenic processes. Paleolimnological studies are mostly conducted using analyses ...
Newfound knowledge of eutrophication from scientific research in the 1940s and 1950s along with the occurrence of massive algal ... Additionally, there are arguments that phosphate is not the primary cause of eutrophication in coastal waters, and therefore ... This process is called "eutrophication". In 1959 detergents contained 7-12% phosphate by weight, by 1969 this increased to 15- ... an overall reduction of the phosphate concentration in US waterways and some of the ecosystems most effected by eutrophication ...
The bay is a highly fertile Egyptian coastal region but suffers from acute eutrophication and pollution from untreated ... Lake Burullus Lake Mariout Ansari, Abid A.; Singh, Gill Sarvajeet; Lanza, Guy R.; Rast, Walter (2010). Eutrophication: causes, ...
Key factors in cultural eutrophication are nitrates and phosphates , and the main sources are treated sewage and runoff from ... Cultural denotes human involvement, and eutrophication means truly nourished, from the Greek word eutrophic. ... Source for information on Cultural Eutrophication: Environmental Encyclopedia dictionary. ... cultural eutrophication describes human-generated fertilization of water bodies. ...
Eutrophication poses a problem not only to ecosystems, but to humans as well. Reducing eutrophication should be a key concern ... Cultural or anthropogenic eutrophication is the process that speeds up natural eutrophication because of human activity. Due to ... Duarte, Carlos M. (2009), "Coastal eutrophication research: a new awareness", Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems, Springer ... Rodhe, W. (1969) "Crystallization of eutrophication concepts in North Europe". In: Eutrophication, Causes, Consequences, ...
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... a phenomenon called cultural eutrophication), it can lead to the premature aging and death of a body of water. ... Other articles where Cultural eutrophication is discussed: water pollution: Sewage and other water pollutants: …water pollution ... In eutrophication. Cultural eutrophication occurs when man speeds up the aging process by allowing excessive amounts of ... water pollution (a phenomenon called cultural eutrophication), it can lead to the premature aging and death of a body of water ...
Eutrophication is a natural process that results from accumulation of nutrients in lakes or other bodies of water. Algae that ... An overabundance of nutrients-primarily nitrogen and phosphorus-in water starts a process called eutrophication. Algae feed on ... The USGS works extensively across the country on a variety of aspects related to nutrients and eutrophication. Explore the ... Human activities can accelerate eutrophication by increasing the rate at which nutrients enter the water. Algal growth is ...
While Noungs description of the process of eutrophication is appropriate for estuary,estuarine and coastal zones, it is not ... While Noungs description of the process of eutrophication is appropriate for estuarine and coastal zones, it is not strictly ... As eutrophication progresses, phytoplankton species tend to shift from chlorphytes (green algae) to cyanophytes (blue-gree ... As noted above, if eutrophication is sufficiently severe, an algal bloom will occur (a solid mat of vegetation that covers the ...
Cultural eutrophication is when a flux of excess nutrients from human activity are added into a local run-off which in turns ... Cultural eutrophication can occur in fresh water and salt water bodies, usually shallow waters are the most susceptible. In ... Eutrophication restricts water use for fisheries, recreation, industry and drinking because of increased growth of undesirable ... There are many ways to help fix cultural eutrophication caused by agriculture. Safe farming practices is the number one way to ...
Cultural eutrophicationEdit. Main article: Cultural eutrophication. Cultural eutrophication is the process that speeds up ... Natural eutrophicationEdit. Although eutrophication is commonly caused by human activities, it can also be a natural process, ... Eutrophication poses a problem not only to ecosystems, but to humans as well. Reducing eutrophication should be a key concern ... Mechanism of eutrophicationEdit. Eutrophication most commonly arises from the oversupply of nutrients, most commonly as ...
Saltmarsh plant responses to eutrophication Title. Saltmarsh plant responses to eutrophication. Publication Type. Journal ... Overall, our results suggest that when coastal eutrophication is dominated by nitrate and delivered via flooding tidal water, ... nine-year nutrient experiment to examine how saltmarsh plants respond to simulated conditions of coastal eutrophication. Our ... arguing that inundation patterns must be considered when predicting responses to estuarine eutrophication. Additionally, we ...
Make research projects and school reports about eutrophication easy with credible articles from our FREE, online encyclopedia ... Eutrophication UXL Encyclopedia of Science COPYRIGHT 2002 The Gale Group, Inc.. Eutrophication. Eutrophication (pronounced you- ... However, artificial or human-caused eutrophication has become so common that the word eutrophication by itself has come to mean ... eutrophication (yōōtrō´fĬkā´shən), aging of a lake by biological enrichment of its water. In a young lake the water is cold and ...
It is well known that addition of organic matter to the aquatic medium is the major cause of eutrophication. A water bloom in a ... Lake Baikal Ecosystem Faces the Threat of Eutrophication. Galina I. Kobanova, Vadim V. Takhteev, Olga O. Rusanovskaya, and ... To evaluate the observations indicating the ongoing process of eutrophication of Lake Baikal, a field study in July 2012 in the ... This allows the alga to develop during the initial period of eutrophication, when the water is enriched with phosphorus but ...
Why should we worry about eutrophication and how is this problem managed? ... Eutrophication is a leading cause of impairment of many freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems in the world. ... Smith, V. H. & Schindler, D. W. Eutrophication science: where do we go from here? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24, 201-207 ( ... Dodds, W. K. et al. Eutrophication of U.S. freshwaters: analysis of potential economic damages. Environmental Science and ...
... 06.12.2010. Continued eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, combined with an ... Some put it down to eutrophication - an excess of nutrients in the water - caused by human emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus ...
... in order to prevent the undesired effects of eutrophication. The environmental problem is formulated as a constrained optimal ... system is related to the velocity of water and to the concentrations of the different species involved in the eutrophication ... Water artificial circulation for eutrophication control. Aurea Martínez 1,, , Francisco J. Fernández 2, and Lino J. Alvarez- ... L. J. Alvarez-Vázquez, F. J. Fernández and R. Muñoz-Sola, Mathematical analysis of a three-dimensional eutrophication model, J ...
We simulated eutrophication and fragmentation in a microcosm experiment using phytoplankton as primary producers and ... Our research deals with temporal and spatial aspects of two of the main threats for biodiversity, namely eutrophication and ... Cook SC, Housley L, Back JA, King RS (2018) Freshwater eutrophication drives sharp reductions in temporal beta diversity. ... 2000; Hillebrand and Lehmpfuhl 2011). This implies that eutrophication (anthropogenically caused increases in nutrient addition ...
Eutrophication status is evaluated in five classes, where NPAhigh and NPAgood are recognised as non-problem areas and ... Results of classification of Eutrophication Status using the HEAT+ tool. ... 107820_Map2.4-MAP-EUTROPHICATION-eutrophication-status.eps.75dpi.gif (1.1 MB) * 107820_Map2.4-MAP-EUTROPHICATION-eutrophication ... 107820_Map2.4-MAP-EUTROPHICATION-eutrophication-status.eps.75dpi.png (269.3 KB) * Original file application/postscript (14.17 ...
Policy issue: Is the condition regarding eutrophication of Europes lakes improving? Figures. Fancybox relations. Change in ... Phosphorus in lakes - Eutrophication indicators in lakes This website has limited functionality with javascript off. Please ... For references, please go to https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/phosphorus-in-lakes-eutrophication-indicators ...
Eutrophication of the Baltic. Since the 1960s, the Baltic as a whole has experienced eutrophication, but the changes have been ... While eutrophication of lakes may occur naturally, marine eutrophication is generally attributed to increased nutrient loading ... Eutrophication and the macroscope. Hydrobiologia. 629:5-19. (2) Kitsiou D, Karydis M. 2011. Coastal marine eutrophication ... Marine eutrophication. From MicrobeWiki, the student-edited microbiology resource. Revision as of 06:18, 13 December 2012 by ...
Controlling Eutrophication: Nitrogen and Phosphorus. By Daniel J. Conley, Hans W. Paerl, Robert W. Howarth, Donald F. Boesch, ... Controlling Eutrophication: Nitrogen and Phosphorus. By Daniel J. Conley, Hans W. Paerl, Robert W. Howarth, Donald F. Boesch, ...
... Nature. 2014 Apr 24;508(7497):521-5. doi: 10.1038 ... Contrary to expectations, this was not due to species loss after eutrophication but rather to an increase in the temporal ... Our results demonstrate separate and synergistic effects of diversity and eutrophication on stability, emphasizing the need to ...
Grazing management systems have been highly ignored in the United States, which is probably due to the large amount of available land. Now that the agricultural land base is shrinking and farmers are experiencing financial problems, grazing management systems are beginning to get some attention. This form of management applies to pasture, range, and other grazing lands used by domestic livestock. Grazing management focuses on the riparian zone and encourages the control of erosion land above the riparian zone. In order for these systems to work they must fit the needs of the terrain, type of livestock, and vegetation (Murphy, pp. 227). Also, areas need to be provided for animal watering and shading that are located away from the riparian zone when this is feasible. Limiting livestock access to various parts of the land can also be important in the management system. This is usually done by fencing or excluding the animals from a portion of the land. These grazing management systems will result ...
Manure can be managed by regulating large or small animal facilities. Confined animal facilities can be used to house or grow animals, for processing and storage of a product, and for manure and runoff storage areas and silage storage areas (EPA, 1993). Large animal facilities contribute to nonpoint pollution to the Gulf of Mexico via facility wastewater and runoff. Facility wastewater is water discharged in the operation of an animal facility due to washing, watering, and cooling the animals, plus washing out the pens (EPA, 1993). Large animal facility management focuses on surface water problems, but also aims to protect the groundwater from seepage of nutrients by incorporating plastic, or earthen liners in the bottom of the runoff or manure storage structure. Smaller animal facilities create similar problems to that of their larger counterparts, but on a smaller scale. Therefore, creating a need for different management schemes. These forms of nonpoint pollution are due to poor storing and ...
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OSPARs Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication Committee (HASEC) met at the beginning of April in Cork, Ireland - the ... Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication. 8 April 2016. OSPARs Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication Committee (HASEC) met at ... Hazardous Substances & Eutrophication. Human Activities. Offshore Industry. Radioactive Substances. Cross-Cutting Issues. ... The next step is for a Task Group to combine the national reports into an Integrated Report of Eutrophication Status in the ...
Eutrophication is the process of increased nutrient input to a lake over the natural supply. This increased lake fertilization ... Although the increased production may increase the rate of lake filling, it is incorrect to define eutrophication as lake aging ... The increased growth of plants and algae that accompanies eutrophication depletes the dissolved oxygen content of the water and ... www.eoearth.org/article/Eutrophication&h=202&w=300&sz=22&hl=en&start=50&um=1&tbnid=j6V1ajuFoZRj3M:&tbnh=78&tbnw=116&prev=/ ...
A court ruling has forced the Netherlands to promptly deal with its high nitrogen emissions. The government has decided to cut speed limits and farmers have rallied in the streets to protest against reducing livestock numbers ...
The major impacts of eutrophication include changes in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems and reduction of ... According to the definition of eutrophication, eutrophication is caused by enrichment of the water by inorganic nutrients. In ...
What causes eutrophication?. Threats to the coastal zone. Estuarine turbidity maximum. Case studies eutrophication. Coupled ... The entire aquatic ecosystem may change with eutrophication. The diagram below gives an overview on the eutrophication process ... Eutrophication leads to changes in the availability of light and certain nutrients to an ecosystem. This causes shifts in the ... Eutrophication-driven acidification. The respiration of bacteria that decompose dead algae not only causes hypoxia due to ...
Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Associated with the Eutrophication of Taihu Lake.(Research Article) by Journal of Chemistry; ... APA style: Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Associated with the Eutrophication of Taihu Lake.. (n.d.) >The Free Library. (2014 ... 5] A. F. Bouwman, D. P. Van Vuuren, R. G. Derwent, and M. Posch, "A global analysis of acidification and eutrophication of ... MLA style: "Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Associated with the Eutrophication of Taihu Lake.." The Free Library. 2018 Hindawi ...
Students perform 2 activities to examine eutrophication and its effects on water quality. The link between biodegradable waste ... Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Cultural Eutrophication and Biodegradable Waste. 5 Items Exclusive. * ... Students perform 2 activities to examine eutrophication and its effects on water quality. The link between biodegradable waste ... Students perform 2 activities to examine eutrophication and its effects on water quality. The link between biodegradable waste ...
  • While Noung 's description of the process of eutrophication is appropriate for estuarine and coastal zones , it is not strictly accurate for freshwater systems, where eutrophication has had its greatest impact. (everything2.com)
  • To evaluate the observations indicating the ongoing process of eutrophication of Lake Baikal, a field study in July 2012 in the two largest bays of Lake Baikal, Barguzinsky and Chivyrkuisky, was organized. (hindawi.com)
  • They will gain an understanding of the difference between point source and non-point source pollution and the role of nitrates and phosphates in the process of eutrophication. (sargentwelch.com)
  • endstream endobj startxref Currently, there is no way to reverse the process of eutrophication [1]. (photographyandart.org)
  • While the effects of eutrophication such as algal blooms are readily visible, the process of eutrophication is complex and its measurement difficult. (fao.org)
  • As nutrient concentrations increase, surface water quality is degraded through the process of eutrophication. (missouri.edu)
  • The overall objective of Reservoir Eutrophication: Preventive Management is to present the environmental and anthropogenic factors associated with the process of eutrophication and algal blooms in the Rio Verde reservoir and propose lake use and management technologies in order to minimize the problem. (environmental-expert.com)
  • An overabundance of nutrients-primarily nitrogen and phosphorus-in water starts a process called eutrophication . (usgs.gov)
  • Eutrophication is a process of increasing bio-mass generation in a water-body caused by increasing concentrations of plant nutrients, most commonly phosphorus compounds and nitrate, or other nitrogen compounds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eutrophication most commonly arises from the oversupply of nutrients, most commonly as nitrogen or phosphorus, which leads to overgrowth of plants and algae in aquatic ecosystems. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, human activities have accelerated the rate and extent of eutrophication through both point-source discharges and non-point loadings of limiting nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, into aquatic ecosystems (i.e., cultural eutrophication), with dramatic consequences for drinking water sources, fisheries, and recreational water bodies (Carpenter et al . (nature.com)
  • Some put it down to eutrophication - an excess of nutrients in the water - caused by human emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus over the past 150 years. (innovations-report.com)
  • For references , please go to https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/phosphorus-in-lakes-eutrophication-indicators or scan the QR code. (europa.eu)
  • Furthermore, modernization of agricultural practices brings about heavy use and run-off of nitrogen and phosphorus from chemical fertilizers, causing eutrophication of waters near the cities. (or.jp)
  • Further, farmers now use large amounts of chemical fertilizers, which cause the eutrophication of lakes by nitrogen and phosphorus. (or.jp)
  • An effective measure to provide for the utilization of nitrogen and phosphorus, and to prevent the eutrophication of lakes, rivers, and enclosed seas, would require the recovery and reuse of human urine. (or.jp)
  • For phosphorus the most effective meassure should be to lower the concentration in the southern Baltic Sea, i.e. to combat eutrophication in the Baltic. (smhi.se)
  • Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) was chosen as a proxy for eutrophication because all classes showed more consistent responses to Chl-a than to total phosphorus. (nerc.ac.uk)
  • Concentrations of phosphorus (P) in surface waters draining agricultural catchments were examined with respect to the concentrations likely to result in eutrophication of lakes and rivers. (fertiliser-society.org)
  • The cultural eutrophication process consists of a continuous increase in the contribution of nutrients, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus (organic load) until it exceeds the capacity of the water body (i.e. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • In 1976, the Environmental Protection Agency recommended phosphorus limits of 25 ppb within lakes to prevent and control eutrophication (Addy and Green 1996). (photographyandart.org)
  • Eutrophication refers to an increase in nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, which leads to an explosive increase in the growth of algae, called algal blooms. (sciencing.com)
  • Cultural eutrophication is primarily associated with phosphorus, which is found in fertilizers and partially treated sewage. (sciencing.com)
  • Phosphorus and nitrogen, mainly as phosphate and nitrate respectively, are considered responsible for eutrophication degradation. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in the marine environment causes eutrophication with massive growth of nutrient-feeding algae which consume oxygen in the water column and, in extreme cases, create a dead water zone or hypoxia. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • The detergent industry contends that dissolved phosphorus, at least that contributed by detergents, has not been proven to be the cause of eutrophication. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Figure 3 Abatement of eutrophication requires often the use of several methods at the same time, as shown here: removal of phosphorus from wastewater, construction of wetland to remove phosphorus from the inflowing tributary, and removal of hypolimnic (bottom) water by siphoning. (ecologycenter.us)
  • Although both nitrogen and phosphorus contribute to eutrophication, classification of trophic status usually focuses on that nutrient which is limiting. (fao.org)
  • The question the WP2 answers is how to allocate resources between the measures to reach the maximum reduction in phosphorus (P) mediated eutrophication in surface waters. (samassavedessa.fi)
  • Once translocated to lakes, the extraction of phosphate into water is slow, hence the difficulty of reversing the effects of eutrophication. (wikipedia.org)
  • This work analyzes, from a mathematical point of view, the artificial mixing of water -by means of several pairs collector/injector that set up a circulation pattern in the waterbody -in order to prevent the undesired effects of eutrophication. (aimsciences.org)
  • Why are households as good to this book Marine Benthic Vegetation: Recent Changes and the Effects of Eutrophication? (diabetespraxis-bedburg.de)
  • AIDS, but it is the books that book Marine Benthic Vegetation: Recent Changes and the Effects of Eutrophication will Now be they work infected or that they will early generate the centrality that they are. (diabetespraxis-bedburg.de)
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  • As eutrophication progresses, phytoplankton species tend to shift from chlorphytes (green algae) to cyanophytes ( blue-gree algae , which are in fact prokaryotic and are sometimes classified as bacteria ). (everything2.com)
  • The most conspicuous effect of cultural eutrophication is the creation of dense blooms of noxious, foul-smelling phytoplankton that reduce water clarity and harm water quality (Figure 2). (nature.com)
  • We simulated eutrophication and fragmentation in a microcosm experiment using phytoplankton as primary producers and microzooplankton as grazers. (springer.com)
  • The proposed research will improve our functional understanding and enhance predictability of the relationships between ADN inputs and their manifestation in terms of phytoplankton production, biodiversity responses, and eutrophication dynamics to anthropogenic pollutant stress. (epa.gov)
  • Typically, these eutrophication assessments use a set of primary indicators which include dissolved inorganic nutrients, chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen and secondary information such as phytoplankton community data. (frontiersin.org)
  • However, trait-based indicators of phytoplankton community using functional groups show changes in plankton community structure over the assessment period, indicating that additional metrics that quantify community shifts could be a useful measurement to include in future eutrophication assessments. (frontiersin.org)
  • Based on the currently largest available dataset of phytoplankton in lakes in northern Europe, we quantified the responses of three major phytoplankton classes to eutrophication. (nerc.ac.uk)
  • Lake eutrophication results in phytoplankton blooms, untransparent water, and oxygen deficiency. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Eutrophication can lead to an increase in phytoplankton biomass and algal blooms. (sciencing.com)
  • Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in … Which of the following best describes eutrophication? (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • The impacts of the eutrophication process include heavy blooms of phytoplankton in a water body. (ecologycenter.us)
  • As noted above, if eutrophication is sufficiently severe, an algal bloom will occur (a solid mat of vegetation that covers the water's surface) and when these algae die, they will sink to the bottom. (everything2.com)
  • Eutrophication (from Greek eutrophos , "well-nourished"), [1] or hypertrophication , is when a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients which induce excessive growth of algae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Phosphates and nitrates are the two main nutrients that cause cultural eutrophication as they enrich the water, allowing for aquatic plants such as algae to grow rapidly. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eutrophication restricts water use for fisheries, recreation, industry and drinking because of increased growth of undesirable algae and aquatic weeds and the oxygen shortages caused by their death and decomposition. (wikipedia.org)
  • The known consequences of cultural eutrophication include blooms of blue-green algae (i.e., cyanobacteria, Figure 2), tainted drinking water supplies, degradation of recreational opportunities, and hypoxia . (nature.com)
  • The increased growth of plants and algae that accompanies eutrophication depletes the dissolved oxygen content of the water and often causes a die-off of other organisms. (appropedia.org)
  • Students will know the difference between a pulse and a press event with regards to eutrophication and be able to graph the growth of algae over time. (caryinstitute.org)
  • Eutrophication is a process whereby water bodies, such as lakes, estuaries, or slow-moving streams receive excess nutrients that stimulate excessive plant growth (algae, periphyton attached algae, and nuisance plants weeds). (scribd.com)
  • Eutrophication" has become synonymous with "excessive fertilisation" or the input of sufficient amounts of aquatic plant nutrients to cause the growth of excessive amounts of algae and/or aquatic macrophytes in a water body such that beneficial uses of the water body (i.e., water quality) are impaired. (sswm.info)
  • Cultural Eutrophication is a thick layer of algae that blocks the sun and oxygen from getting into the water. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Eutrophication alters the composition and diversity of aquatic plants, affecting ecosystem structure and the food web (Figure 5).Increased inputs can shift algal composition in a freshwater lake from diatom-dominated systems, typical of oligotrophic lakes, to blue-green algae-dominated systems. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Eutrophication causes algae growth which causes assimilation of other nutrients available in water for plants and animals. (photographyandart.org)
  • Eutrophication causes an overgrowth of algae which remove oxygen from surface water, thereby suffocating marine wildlife [31]. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • Eutrophication generally promotes excessive plant growth and decay, favours simple algae and plankton over other more complicated plants, and causes a severe reduction in water quality. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • Eutrophication is the Baltic Sea's worst problem The Baltic Sea is afflicted by eutrophication, which leads to the excessive growth of both algae and aquatic plants. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • Eutrophication is a phenomenon in which excess nutrition becomes available to the water body of an ecosystem which allows for limitless production of algae and aquatic plants resulting in a decrease in the number of fish species and also a decrease in the quantity and quality of water. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • Algae growth is, of course, the key process in eutrophication, and in pollution control the final proof is often unfortunately inconclusive until it is too late to reverse the damage. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Fertilization of surface waters (eutrophication) results in, for example, explosive growth of algae which causes disruptive changes to the biological equilibrium [including fish kills]. (fao.org)
  • By increasing the amount of nutrients in an ecosystem, human activity can increase the rate of eutrophication. (caryinstitute.org)
  • and in clear water reservoirs the rate of eutrophication is very rapid and appears to be directly related to age. (unl.edu)
  • The availability of plant nutrients controls the rate of algal growth and directly affects the rate of eutrophication. (motherearthnews.com)
  • The elimination of this source would bring about an immediate and massive decrease in the rate of eutrophication. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Eutrophication is often induced by the discharge of nitrate or phosphate-containing detergents , fertilizers , or sewage into an aquatic system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Enhanced plant production and improved fish yields are sometimes described as positive impacts of eutrophication , especially in countries where fish and other aquatic organisms are a significant source of food [1] . (marinespecies.org)
  • The entire aquatic ecosystem may change with eutrophication. (marinespecies.org)
  • eutrophication]], especially in countries where fish and other aquatic organisms are a significant source of food. (coastalwiki.org)
  • Essentially the entire aquatic [[ecosystem]] changes with eutrophication. (coastalwiki.org)
  • Eutrophication occurs when an aquatic system is inundated with too many nutrients, disrupting the natural harmony of the environment. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Eutrophication refers to enrichment of aquatic systems by inorganic plant nutrients. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Steps of Eutrophication Step 6: Fish And Other Aquatic Life Forms Die Nathan Daniel Without oxygen in the water, certain aquatic life forms (including fish) cannot survive. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • over nourishment of an aquatic ecosystem by nutrients such as nitrates or phosphates due to human activity human activities that cause CE agriculture, sewage discharge, … By diminishing water pollution, we diminish the boost of eutrophication… Eutrophication is the emission of nutrients, mainly via water but also through the air, which find their way into other ecosystems and affect their relative growth patterns, posing a threat to biodiversity. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Eutrophication can lead to hypoxia ("dead zones"), causing fish kills and a decrease in aquatic life. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • Eutrophication causes aquatic environment degradation as well as serious problems for different purposes of water uses. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • In shallow lakes, eutrophication can also cause an enormous increase in the growth of submerged and emergent rooted aquatic plants, as well as floating plants. (ecologycenter.us)
  • Infilling and clogging of irrigation canals with aquatic weeds (water hyacinth is a problem of introduction, not necessarily of eutrophication). (fao.org)
  • Publication Nutrient enrichment and eutrophication in Europe's seas This assessment explores whether Europe has been able to reverse eutrophication trends in its regional seas. (europa.eu)
  • According to the definition of eutrophication , eutrophication is caused by enrichment of the water by inorganic nutrients. (dmu.dk)
  • Eutrophication, or more precisely hypertrophication, is the enrichment of a water body with nutrients, usually with an excess amount of nutrients. (nsw.gov.au)
  • Eutrophication (nutrient enrichment) represents the natural aging process of many lakes in which they gradually become filled with sediments and organic materials over a typically geologic timescale. (ecologycenter.us)
  • Eutrophication' is the enrichment of surface waters with plant nutrients. (fao.org)
  • Eutrophication is the natural aging of a lake by biological enrichment of its water. (biotrick.com)
  • Eutrophication is nutrient enrichment of an ecosystem, which results in increased primary production and reduced biodiversity. (biotrick.com)
  • Key factors in cultural eutrophication are nitrates and phosphates , and the main sources are treated sewage and runoff from farms and urban areas. (encyclopedia.com)
  • With the Nitrates, Phosphates & Eutrophication Kit, kids learn the importance and value of fresh water. (homesciencetools.com)
  • They'll understand the role of nitrates and phosphates in the eutrophication process. (homesciencetools.com)
  • From Innovating Science, the Nitrates, Phosphates & Eutrophication Kit has enough materials for 5 groups. (homesciencetools.com)
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  • One of the most important types of water pollution , cultural eutrophication describes human-generated fertilization of water bodies. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Cultural denotes human involvement, and eutrophication means truly nourished, from the Greek word eutrophic . (encyclopedia.com)
  • water pollution (a phenomenon called cultural eutrophication ), it can lead to the premature aging and death of a body of water. (britannica.com)
  • Cultural eutrophication occurs when man speeds up the aging process by allowing excessive amounts of nutrients in such forms as sewage, detergents, and fertilizers to enter the ecosystem. (britannica.com)
  • Cultural or anthropogenic eutrophication is the process that speeds up natural eutrophication because of human activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cultural eutrophication is when a flux of excess nutrients from human activity are added into a local run-off which in turns speeds up the natural eutrophication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cultural eutrophication can occur in fresh water and salt water bodies, usually shallow waters are the most susceptible. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) that spans from Michigan, USA to Ontario, Canada is a fully equipped, year-round, permanent field station that uses the whole ecosystem approach and long-term, whole-lake investigations of freshwater focusing on cultural eutrophication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Raw sewage is a large contributor to cultural eutrophication since sewage matter is very rich in nutrients. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are multiple different ways to fix cultural eutrophication with raw sewage being a point source of pollution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cultural or artificial eutrophication occurs when human activity introduces increased amounts of these nutrients, which speed up plant growth and eventually choke the lake of all of its animal life. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In addition to temperature change, industrial pollution and cultural eutrophication are of particular concern for Lake Baikal. (hindawi.com)
  • This refill replenishes the consumable materials in the Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Cultural Eutrophication and Biodegradable Waste 8-Station Kit (item #181074 or #181074P). (carolina.com)
  • Cultural eutrophication occurs when human water pollution speeds up the aging process by introducing sewage, detergents, fertilizers, and other nutrient sources into the ecosystem. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • It is created because of cultural eutrophication. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • what is cultural eutrophication? (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Cultural eutrophication refers to situations where the nutrients added to the water body originate mainly from human sources, such as agricultural drainage or sewage. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • There are two types of eutrophication: natural and cultural. (sciencing.com)
  • also ranging, an download Eutrophication with higher original up language( and lower or cultural automatically successful() would sign marked Converted. (robinsonfarm.de)
  • In addition to acid rain, nitrogen pollution contributes to the formation of ground level ozone (which can cause breathing problems), too much nitrogen in forests, groundwater contamination, and eutrophication of coastal waters. (caryinstitute.org)
  • The Hudson River has always had problems with pollution, but the focus has shifted in the last twenty years from toxic substances to the control of nutrient pollution and consequent eutrophication. (caryinstitute.org)
  • More than sixty percent of coastal waters in the U.S. are moderately to severely degraded by nutrient pollution, most of which originates in the interior of the U.S. Eutrophication from excess nutrients leads to decreasing biodiversity, increasing frequency of algal blooms, and degradation of water quality due to reduced dissolved oxygen levels. (caryinstitute.org)
  • After decades of regulation and investment to reduce point source water pollution, OECD countries still face water quality challenges (e.g. eutrophication) from diffuse agricultural and urban sources of pollution, that is disperse pollution from surface runoff, soil filtration and atmospheric deposition. (wokeonwater.org)
  • Reduce areas of critical load exceedance with respect to eutrophication from air pollution by 43 % from 2000 levels - Air Pollution Thematic Strategy The area where ecosystems are exposed to eutrophication because of air pollution (excess atmospheric nitrogen deposition) has decreased. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • O increase in nutrients causes a disruption in the community decrease in nutrients causes the loss of top carnivores O increase in pollution causes the loss of top carnivores O pollution causes an … Eutrophication refers to an over-supply in chemical nutrients in an ecosystem, leading to the depletion of oxygen in a water system through excessive plant growth. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • It has been estimated, however, that the eutrophication which has occurred in the past few decades because of man's pollution would require thousands of years under "natural" conditions. (motherearthnews.com)
  • In nature, eutrophication is a common phenomenon in freshwater ecosystems and is really a part of the normal aging process of many lakes and ponds. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Continued eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, combined with an ever thinner ozone layer, is favouring the toxic cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (innovations-report.com)
  • Baltic Eutrophication Regional NETwork (BERNET) is a network co-operation between seven regions from seven countries around the Baltic Sea. (eucc-d.de)
  • This program was formed as a regional contribution to improve the management of eutrophication problems in the Baltic Sea Region. (eucc-d.de)
  • This takes place through the identification of the major eutrophication problems around the Baltic Sea, and by comparing and evaluating the present strategies of eutrophication management in the regions. (eucc-d.de)
  • We implemented an ecosystem-scale, nine-year nutrient experiment to examine how saltmarsh plants respond to simulated conditions of coastal eutrophication. (umass.edu)
  • To prevent further extensions of this process in unique ecosystem of Lake Baikal, the detailed study and monitoring of the coastal zone, the identification of the sources of eutrophication, and the development of measures to reduce nutrient inputs in the waters are urgently needed. (hindawi.com)
  • Eutrophication of lakes and marine ecosystems is commonly defined as an increase in the primary production of the ecosystem, or as Nixon (1995) states, "an increase in the rate of supply of organic matter to an ecosystem" [1] . (kenyon.edu)
  • Our results demonstrate separate and synergistic effects of diversity and eutrophication on stability, emphasizing the need to understand how drivers of global change interactively affect the reliable provisioning of ecosystem services in real-world systems. (nih.gov)
  • Eutrophication is a process in which the ecosystem is enriched by nutrients, encouraging excess plant growth. (caryinstitute.org)
  • Eutrophication is an increase in the concentration of chemical nutrients in an ecosystem to an extent that increases in the primary productivity of the ecosystem. (scribd.com)
  • Eutrophication is the Process in which a Water Body of an Ecosystem becomes Overly Enriched by Natural or Artificial Means. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • The eutrophication problem can be solved reducing the external load of nutrients or directly manipulating the water body ecosystem. (photographyandart.org)
  • Natural eutrophication is usually a fairly slow and gradual process, occurring over a period of many centuries. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Eutrophication is a leading cause of impairment of many freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems in the world. (nature.com)
  • Eutrophication Processes in Coastal Ecosystems goes beyond its innovative analyses of how estuarine and coastal systems have responded to fundamental alterations of the eutrophication process. (crcpress.com)
  • In this study an assessment has been made of the present and possible future acidification and eutrophication of natural and semi-natural terrestrial ecosystems, and riverine nitrogen transport to estuaries, coastal seas and continental shelves. (openrepository.com)
  • The results indicate that the critical loads for acidification and eutrophication are exceeded in 6-15% and 7-18% of the global area of natural and semi-natural ecosystems, respectively. (openrepository.com)
  • The study, published in the journal Landscape Ecology , suggests that eutrophication caused by run-off of nutrients from adjacent lands is causing the "soundscape" of marine ecosystems to be more silent. (natureworldnews.com)
  • For the study, the researchers compared audio recordings of marine ecosystems degraded by eutrophication and healthy ecosystems. (natureworldnews.com)
  • While eutrophication does pose problems, humans should be aware that natural runoff (which causes algal blooms in the wild) is common in ecosystems and should thus not reverse nutrient concentrations beyond normal levels. (photographyandart.org)
  • The eutrophication of the Potomac River is evident from the bright green water, caused by a dense bloom of cyanobacteria . (wikipedia.org)
  • The eutrophication of the Mono Lake which is a cyanobacteria rich Soda lake . (wikipedia.org)
  • Eutrophication typically has adverse ecological and economic effects, for example through the creation of anoxic zones [3] and toxic cyanobacteria blooms [4] . (kenyon.edu)
  • In off-shore regions, both the expansion of anoxic zones and the increase in cyanobacteria blooms have been attributed to eutrophication [7] . (kenyon.edu)
  • Anthropogenic eutrophication is often a much more rapid process in which nutrients are added to a water body from any of a wide variety of polluting inputs including sewage treatment, industrial waste and farming practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • While eutrophication occurs naturally, it is normally associated with anthropogenic sources of nutrients. (fao.org)
  • Our research deals with temporal and spatial aspects of two of the main threats for biodiversity, namely eutrophication and fragmentation. (springer.com)
  • With the goal of understanding how eutrophication impacts biodiversity in a metacommunity landscape, we hypothesized that pulsed nutrient addition will increase diversity among both autotrophs and heterotrophs, and this effect will be even greater in a metacommunity landscape. (springer.com)
  • However, excessive N inputs could cause adverse ecological effects, including soil acidification, plant biodiversity reduction, and eutrophication [5-7]. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • North Atlantic Ocean 2019 eutrophication indicator map, based on CMEMS product OCEANCOLOUR_ATL_CHL_L3_REP_OBSERVATIONS_009_067 and with respect to the 1998-2017 P90/P10 climatologies. (copernicus.eu)
  • Available from: https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/eutrophication [Accessed 20 July 2019]. (credoreference.com)
  • The outputs from the models can be used to identify estuaries which are most vulnerable to impacts from catchment land use change and therefore at most risk from eutrophication. (nsw.gov.au)
  • The visible effect of eutrophication is often nuisance algal blooms that can cause substantial ecological degradation in the water body and in the streams flowing from that water body. (wikipedia.org)
  • An example of the effect of eutrophication (algal bloom). (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • The causes and consequences of eutrophication of lakes and water reservoirs are discussed in detail in Chapter 1 of this publication. (or.jp)
  • In the more severe eutrophication the bacterial degradation of the excess biomass results in oxygen consumption, which can create a state of hypoxia throughout the water body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypoxia and anoxia as a result of eutrophication continue to threaten lucrative commercial and recreational fisheries worldwide. (nature.com)
  • Oxygen depletion, or hypoxia , is a common consequence of eutrophication, both in fresh water and seawater. (marinespecies.org)
  • Mapping, sharing data, and growing awareness on eutrophication and hypoxia around the globe. (wri.org)
  • 2005). Furthermore, high rates of photosynthesis associated with eutrophication can deplete dissolved inorganic carbon and raise pH to extreme levels during the day. (nature.com)
  • Lake filling results both from production that occurs in the lake, which may increase with eutrophication, and from organic and inorganic material deposited from outside the lake, which has no relationship with lake eutrophication. (appropedia.org)
  • OSPAR's Hazardous Substances and Eutrophication Committee (HASEC) met at the beginning of April in Cork, Ireland - the beautiful Emerald Isle. (ospar.org)
  • It means that remote sensing technology is feasible and effective to monitor and evaluate the eutrophication of lakes in Wuhan area and it can also be used to investigate and evaluate lake eutrophication in larger area. (cnki.com.cn)
  • The results are based on case study research, involving four catchment areas in Sweden with severe eutrophication problems. (diva-portal.org)
  • Pennate diatoms were found to be most abundant at moderate eutrophication level (spring-samples). (nerc.ac.uk)
  • Eutrophication (pronounced you-tro-fi-KAY-shun) is a natural process that occurs in an aging lake or pond as that body of water gradually builds up its concentration of plant nutrients. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Eutrophication occurs naturally over centuries as lakes age and are filled in with sediments (Carpenter 1981). (nature.com)
  • Eutrophication is characterized by excessive plant and algal growth due to the increased availability of one or more limiting growth factors needed for photosynthesis (Schindler 2006), such as sunlight, carbon dioxide, and nutrient fertilizers. (nature.com)
  • However, the European Environment Agency's (EEA) assessment, published today, shows that eutrophication still remains a large scale problem in some of Europe's regionals seas. (europa.eu)
  • The Common Procedure is a regular thematic assessment to locate Contracting Parties' waters that have eutrophication problems, and to assess progress towards the objective of the OSPAR Eutrophication Strategy . (ospar.org)
  • proposed to use the N/P ratio for eutrophication assessment. (bibsys.no)
  • The Coastal Eutrophication Risk Assessment Tool (CERAT) is used to better understand and predict the relationship between land use in catchments and its impact on estuaries and coastal lakes like Lake Illawarra. (nsw.gov.au)
  • Low loading rates in the high marsh reflect infrequent inundation, arguing that inundation patterns must be considered when predicting responses to estuarine eutrophication. (umass.edu)
  • Overall, our results suggest that when coastal eutrophication is dominated by nitrate and delivered via flooding tidal water, aboveground saltmarsh plant responses may be limited despite moderate-to-high water-column N concentrations. (umass.edu)
  • The environmental problem is formulated as a constrained optimal control problem of partial differential equations, where the state system is related to the velocity of water and to the concentrations of the different species involved in the eutrophication processes, and the cost function to be minimized represents the volume of recirculated water. (aimsciences.org)
  • Eutrophication (from Greek eutrophos, "well-nourished") is a limnological term for the process by which a body of water becomes progressively enriched with minerals and nutrients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eutrophication of the wheatbelt's natural waterways is a problem related to excess nutrients and sediments entering from modified agricultural landscapes. (nrmstrategy.com.au)
  • The best, easiest, and most efficient way to prevent eutrophication is by preventing excess nutrients from reaching water bodies. (photographyandart.org)
  • The alteration of nutrient input to water basins by human activity can dramatically increase eutrophication, leading to major ecological changes in decades, rather than centuries. (sciencing.com)
  • Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Associated with the Eutrophication of Taihu Lake. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • This thesis presents an analysis of Finnish environmental coverage, focusing on representations of climate change and eutrophication from 1990 2010. (helsinki.fi)
  • The results show that the amount of newspaper content on eutrophication and climate change has generally increased, although both debates have been characterised by intense fluctuations. (helsinki.fi)
  • The volume of the coverage on climate change has been higher than that of eutrophication, especially since 2006. (helsinki.fi)
  • Eutrophication was highlighted most during the late 1990s while the peaks of climate coverage occurred between 2007 and 2009. (helsinki.fi)
  • Oceans and Climate, Water Quality, Eutrophication, Acid Rain This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. (iberlibro.com)
  • Emerging evidence suggests that zooplankton production is affected by physiological and nutritional constraints due to climate change and eutrophication, which in turn could have broad implications for food-web dynamics and fisheries production. (usgs.gov)
  • Oceanographic instruments containing different types of sensors are used to monitor eutrophication in coastal waters. (coastalwiki.org)
  • While these impoundments seemingly alleviate the long standing need for recreational waters, many existing impoundments exhibit symptoms of accelerated eutrophication after only a few years of existence. (unl.edu)
  • Eutrophication and siltation have severely stressed many fringing and offshore reefs that prefer to grow in nutrient-poor waters, and cause physiological changes in growth and skeletal strength, decrease of reproductive effort, and a reduced ability to withstand disease. (healthierquaileggs.com)
  • Agriculture is a major factor in eutrophication of surface waters. (fao.org)
  • While eutrophication of lakes may occur naturally, marine eutrophication is generally attributed to increased nutrient loading from agricultural and urban sources [2] . (kenyon.edu)
  • However, it underwent more aggravated eutrophication in the mid-1980s because of the rapid industrial and agricultural development and excessive population growth [27]. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Atmospheric deposition is another source of nonpoint eutrophication. (sciencing.com)
  • JONES LEE, A. LEE, G.F. (n.y): Eutrophication (Excessive Fertilization). (sswm.info)
  • When fertiliser s leak into rivers or lakes, they can cause eutrophication . (everything2.com)
  • As desert residents, however, we have less contact with a problem which has reached gigantic proportions in the lakes and rivers of the East and the Midwest-eutrophication. (motherearthnews.com)
  • Change to algal community structure: eutrophication not only increases the absolute concentration of plant matter in the water, but also changes the species composition. (everything2.com)
  • Since the 1960s, the Baltic as a whole has experienced eutrophication, but the changes have been more pronounced in the coastal areas and the Archipelago Sea [6] , where signs of eutrophication include increased primary production and shifts in species abundance (see Fig. 1 and Table 1). (kenyon.edu)
  • Contrary to expectations, this was not due to species loss after eutrophication but rather to an increase in the temporal variation of productivity in combination with a decrease in species asynchrony in diverse communities. (nih.gov)
  • With the phasing out of phosphate-containing detergents in the 1970s, industrial/domestic run-off and agriculture have emerged as the dominant contributors to eutrophication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sodium triphosphate , once a component of many detergents, was a major contributor to eutrophication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eutrophication definition at Dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. (frantisekblazicek.cz)
  • Chrysophytes often dominate in (ultra-) oligotrophic lakes, and showed a clear decrease along the eutrophication gradient. (nerc.ac.uk)
  • Phosphate released from sediments accelerates eutrophication. (phoslock.eu)
  • By retaining nutrients and sediments through good land management and farm practices in the catchment, we can reduce the amount entering waterways and abate the eutrophication process. (nrmstrategy.com.au)
  • Eutrophication is not necessarily harmful or bad, and the word itself is often translated from the Greek as meaning "well nourished" or "good food. (encyclopedia.com)