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Climate change and differing lake characteristic's impact on cyanobacteria bloom formation in oligotrophic systems

Climate change and differing lake characteristic's impact on cyanobacteria bloom formation in oligotrophic systems

Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as Blue-Green Algae, are a ubiquitous photosynthetic bacteria that under the right conditions – high light, warm temperatures, high nutrient concentrations, high thermal stability, low surficial sediment redox– cyanobacteria are able to rapidly proliferate, forming dense populations or blooms (often creating dense mats on the water surface). Freshwater blooms are detrimental

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Using Phosphorus-Ferrous Eutrophication Model to Identify Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation Risk in Georgian Bay Embayments

Using Phosphorus-Ferrous Eutrophication Model to Identify Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation Risk in Georgian Bay Embayments

Georgian Bay Forever The project aimed to provide Georgian Bay Forever and government agencies with a sounder scientific understanding of risk factors of cyanobacteria blooms in the embayments of Eastern Giorgian Bay, especially those factors that influenced oxygen depletion of surface sediments. Researcher: Co-PIs: Lewis Molot, Sue Watson (Environment Canada's National Water Research Institute )

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Assessing the Relationship between Internal Ferrous Iron Loading and Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation in Lake Winnipeg

Assessing the Relationship between Internal Ferrous Iron Loading and Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation in Lake Winnipeg

Environment Canada (EC) Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund The research aimed to quantify internal loading rates of iron and phosphorus by measuring iron and phosphorus release from sediment cores collected at several stations throughout the study sites. The project provided insights on the conditions that directly lead to bloom formation and enhanced research and monitoring

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