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Modeling the Role of Zebra Mussels in the Proliferation of Blue-green Algae in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron
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).
To examine the role of zebra mussels in the enhancement of blue-green algae production through mathematical models
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.