Modelling the dynamics of phytoplankton with the needs of the end user in mind

Reynolds , Colin and Elliott, Alex and Irish, Tony (2004) Modelling the dynamics of phytoplankton with the needs of the end user in mind. Freshwater Forum, 23, pp. 38-47.

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Abstract

How to regulate phytoplankton growth in water supply reservoirs has continued to occupy managers and strategists for some fifty years or so, now, and mathematical models have always featured in their design and operational constraints. In recent years, rather more sophisticated simulation models have begun to be available and these, ideally, purport to provide the manager with improved forecasting of plankton blooms, the likely species and the sort of decision support that might permit management choices to be selected with increased confidence. This account describes the adaptation and application of one such model, PROTECH (Phytoplankton RespOnses To Environmental CHange) to the problems of plankton growth in reservoirs. This article supposes no background knowledge of the main algal types; neither does it attempt to catalogue the problems that their abundance may cause in lakes and reservoirs.

Item Type: Article
Title: Modelling the dynamics of phytoplankton with the needs of the end user in mind
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Reynolds , Colin
Elliott, Alex
Irish, Tony
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 23
Page Range: pp. 38-47
Date: 2004
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water reservoirs; Modelling; Models; Phytoplankton; Water supply
Subjects: Ecology
Limnology
Management
Item ID: 4693
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2010 18:35
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:03
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4693

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