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Main Title Effects of Complex Effluents on Photosynthesis in Lake Erie and Lake Huron.
Author Bridgham, S. D. ; McNaught, D. C. ; Meadows, C. ;
CORP Author Duke Univ., Durham, NC. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. ;Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Ecology and Behavioral Biology.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-810775; EPA/600/D-89/238;
Stock Number PB90-134446
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Phytoplankton ; Food chains ; Lake Huron ; Lake Erie ; Photosynthesis ; Nutrients ; Algae ; Biomass ; Great Lakes ; River Basins ; Reprints ; Chemicals ; Monroe County(Michigan)
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NTIS  PB90-134446 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
Phytoplankton are the base of the food chain in most large lake ecosystems; if affected by environmental pollutants, significant ecosystem changes can result with potential impact on higher trophic levels. The research determined the effects of a complex effluent discharge from the River Raisin in Monroe County, Michigan, on the Lake Erie ecosystem. The river flows through southern Michigan and has large nutrient and industrial inputs, especially in the Monroe Harbor area. The functional parameters measured were bacterial uptake rate of acetate, zooplankton feeding and reproduction rates, and primary production. The results of the effects of complex effluents on gross photosynthesis, measured as carbon-14 ((14)C) uptake, are presented in the paper.