Effects of perturbations on estuarine microcosms

Heinle, Donald R. and Flemer, David A. and Huff, Rogers T. and Sulkin, Shelly T. and Ulanowicz, Robert E. (1979) Effects of perturbations on estuarine microcosms. In: Vernberg, F. John (ed.) Marsh-Estuarine Systems Simulation. Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina Press, pp. 119-141.

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Microcosms containing planktonic communities from Chesapeake Bay responded to enrichment with sewage by developing larger standing crops of phytoplankton and zooplankton. Data suggest that increased productivity would be reflected up the food chain but might increase existing problems with dissolved oxygen and might lead to qualitative changes in the composition of the zooplankton. Either phosphorus or nitrogen was removed more rapidly from solution depending on where and when the experimental water was obtained. Increases in standing crop of algae were associated with loss of nitrogen from solution in two experiments and losses of both nitrogen and phosphorus from solution in one experiment.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Effects of perturbations on estuarine microcosms
Personal Creator/Author:
Heinle, Donald R.
Flemer, David A.
Huff, Rogers T.
Sulkin, Shelly T.
Ulanowicz, Robert E.
Title of Book: Marsh-Estuarine Systems Simulation
Vernberg, F. John
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 119-141
Date: 1979
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Place of Publication: Columbia, SC
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Additional Information: UMCES Contribution No. 803
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eutrophication; Chesapeake Bay; dissolved oxygen; Univ. of Md. Center for Environmental Science- CBL
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 2006
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2009 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 16:47
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2006

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