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Modeling the Role of Zebra Mussels in the Proliferation of Blue-green Algae in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron

Citation:

BIERMAN, JR., V. J., J. KAUR, J. V. DEPINTO, T. FEIST, AND D. W. DILKS. Modeling the Role of Zebra Mussels in the Proliferation of Blue-green Algae in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron. JOURNAL OF GREAT LAKES RESEARCH. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Ann Arbor, MI, 31:32-55, (2005).

Impact/Purpose:

To examine the role of zebra mussels in the enhancement of blue-green algae production through mathematical models

Description:

Under model assumptions from Saginaw Bay 1991, selective rejection of blue-green algae by zebra mussels appears to be a necessary factor in the enhancement of blue-green algae production in the presence of zebra mussels. Enhancement also appears to depend on the increased sediment-water phosphorus flux associated with the presence of zebra mussels, the magnitude of zebra mussels densitites, and the distribution of zebra mussel densities among different age groups.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 03/15/2005
Record Last Revised: 11/19/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 171845

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

LARGE LAKES & RIVER FORECASTING RESEARCH