Factors influencing he abundance of blue-green algae in Florida lakes

D. E. Canfield, E. Phlips, C. M. Duarte

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Blue-green algal biomass in the Florida samples was weakly correlated with water transparency and the concentration of total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP). The relative contribution of blue-green algae to total phytoplankton biomass, however, did not decrease with TN/TP > 29. Blue-green algal biomass was strongly correlated to total algal biomass, and blue-green algae became consistently dominant when total algal biomass exceeded 100 mg/L. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1232-1237
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science


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