phytoplankton monitor Articles

  • Monitoring Strategies For Phytoplankton in The Baltic Sea Coastal Waters

    Phytoplankton monitoring in the Baltic Sea is to a large extent harmonised through the HELCOM COMBINE protocol. This ensures that the methods of sampling and analysis are quite similar and that data should be relatively comparable. There are differences in the spatial and temporal coverage of samples taken within the different monitoring programs. Moreover, within the national monitoring programs ...


  • Monitoring of phytoplankton biomass and nutrients in a polluted stream

    The spatial and temporal variations in the concentrations of nutrients (NH4+, NO2−, PO43−, SiO4−) and chlorophyll a were monitored simultaneously in a slow-flowing watercourse (Saricay Stream, Turkey), which runs in a ruralurban gradient. Chlorophyll a concentrations ranged between 0.044 g l-1 and 206.15 g l-1 and, in general, the higher concentrations of chlorophyll a and ammonium were measured ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing Reference Conditions For Phytoplankton in The Baltic Coastal Waters

    For the implementation of the Water Framework Directive reference conditions have to be established for the various quality element. In this report we outline a number of approaches that can be pursued for establishing reference conditions for phytoplankton at a regional level and discuss the problems associated with their application. This report does not exhaust the topic of establishing ...


  • Use of Phytoplankton Assemblages for Monitoring Ecological Status of Lakes within the Water Framework Directive: The Assemblage Index

    On basis of recent developments in phytoplankton ecology an assemblage index,Q,was developed to assess ecological status of di .erent lake types established by the Water Framework Directive (WFD).Since 5 ‡Q ‡0,the developed index can provide 5-grade quali .cation required by WFD.Case studies from very di .erent lake types support the usefulness of the developed index.Straights and weaknesses of ...


    By Springer

  • Monitoring mixing dynamics in Toolik Lake, Alaska

    Toolik Lake is 130 miles south of Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska. It is one of the main monitoring sites of the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project and a site for studies led by Sally MacIntyre of the University of California investigating the linkages between hydrodynamics and ecosystem function. Both studies are funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. It is classified as ...

  • Case study - Control and monitor algae in a lake

    As part of the Clearwater PMPC project, 2 MPC Buoys were deployed in the Skrzyneckie Małe Lake to test the performance of this unique technology. The Challenge: Control and Monitor Toxic Algal Blooms The ClearWaterPMPC project was initiated by LG Sound and funded by "Research for SMEs" within the EU 7th Framework Programme. The goal of the ClearWaterPMPC (Predicting, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Fate and behavior of rotenone in Diamond Lake, Oregon following invasive tui chub eradication

    In September 2006, Diamond Lake was treated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with a mixture of powdered and liquid rotenone in the successful eradication of invasive tui chub Gila bicolor. During treatment, the lake was in the middle of a phytoplankton (including cyanobacteria Anabaena sp.) bloom, resulting in an elevated pH of 9.7. Dissipation of rotenone and its major metabolite ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Microbial water quality of recreational lakes near Tbilisi, Georgia

    Microbial safety of recreational water is one of the major human public health issues in developing countries. Three water bodies, the Tbilisi Sea, Kumisi and Lisi lakes, in the South Caucasus region near Tbilisi, Georgia, were monitored in 2006–2009 to determine microbiological quality using standard methods. Microbial pollution indicators were determined in parallel with phytoplankton ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Temporal distribution of Dinophysis spp. in relation to diarrhetic shellfish poisoning shellfish toxicity

    Analysis of Istrian shellfish breeding areas for (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning; DSP) shellfish toxicity were recorded in summer and autumn 2005 as part of Croatian shellfish breeding areas monitoring programme. As well as analysis of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), DSP and Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) through mouse bioassay, analysis of toxic species present in the phytoplankton ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Trends in Temperature, Secchi Depth, and Dissolved Oxygen Depletion Rates in the Central Basin of Lake Erie, 1983–2002

    We examined temperature trends in a 20-year set of monitoring records collected at mul- tiple deep-water stations in the central basin of Lake Erie. Data collected were statistically corrected (“deseasonalized”) to remove biases resulting from irregular sampling intervals within years. Depth- integrated summer temperature has increased by an average (±SE) of 0.037 ±0.01°C per year. An observed ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Ozone Depletion and Global Warming Our Planet`s Protective Shield is Being Destroyed

    Ozone Depletion Stratospheric ozone is Earth's natural protection for all life forms, shielding our planet from harmful ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation. UV-B causes skin cancer, cataracts and immune suppression in both animals and humans. UV-B harms amphibian eggs, midge larvae and trout. UV-B also damages plants including hardwood forests, and phytoplankton (algae is a type of phytoplankton ...


    By IHS

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Norway

    DURATION: 1990 onwards DESCRIPTION: SEAWATCH Norway, which is a continuation of SEAWATCH Europe in Norwegian waters, focuses on developing new technologies, special applications and sensors. One of the buoys is specifically reserved for testing new technologies and is located nearby Fugro premises. Users of the services include: ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Occurrence of toxic cyanobacteria and microcystin toxin in domestic water storage reservoirs, Egypt

    Residents in many developing countries store treated drinking water in tanks or reservoirs because of intermittent and infrequent water supplies. Many studies have focused on bacterial contamination of domestic reservoir waters, the cyanobacterial and algal contamination is largely unexplored. Therefore, the present study investigates toxic cyanobacteria and their microcystin (MC) toxins in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ocean carbon: A dent in the iron hypothesis

    Oceanographers Jim Bishop and Todd Wood of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have measured the fate of carbon particles originating in plankton blooms in the Southern Ocean, using data that deep-diving Carbon Explorer floats collected around the clock for well over a year. Their study reveals that most of the carbon from lush plankton blooms never reaches the ...

  • Marine Sciences Investigations in Support of Level Oftreatment Decisions for Municipal Wastewater Discharges in Puerto Rico

    ABSTRACT The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) currently has National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits that incorporate relaxation (waiver) of BOD and TSS secondary treatment requirements for six of its regional wastewater treatment plants. The waivers are available under Section 301(h) of the Clean Water Act. Maintaining the waivers requires, in part, ...

  • Trophic state evolution in a subtropical reservoir over 34 years in response to different management procedures

    Despite their importance for water management, long-term studies on trophic state are relatively scarce in subtropical reservoirs. We analyzed total phosphorus (TP), total nitrogen (TN) and chlorophyll a (Chl a) concentrations in the Billings Reservoir (Brazil) over time: Phase 1 (1977–1992, Tietê River water was pumped to Billings to increase energy generation, 100 m3 s−1); ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dynamics of cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial toxins and their correlation with environmental parameters in Tri An Reservoir, Vietnam

    This study evaluates the water quality from Tri An Reservoir, a drinking water supply for several million people in southern Vietnam, in terms of cyanobacterial biomass and their potent toxins, microcystins (MCs). Cyanobacteria, their toxins and environmental parameters were monitored monthly for 1 year (April 2008–March 2009) at six stations covering a transect through the reservoir. Dynamics ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Algae control in facultative oxidation lagoon

    In June 2012, the Brazilian public water company Sabesp decided to install one LG Sonic e-line device at their facultative oxidation lagoon in Itapetininga. The Challenge: Blue-green Algae Cause Operational Problems Nuisant odours caused by periodic occurrence of excessive quantities of filamentous, and blue-green algae were posing operational problems at the facultative ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Three ways artificial intelligence is helping to save the world

    As computers get smarter, scientists look at new ways to enlist them in environmental protection. When you think of artificial intelligence, the first image that likely comes to mind is one of sentient robots that walk, talk and emote like humans. But there’s a different kind of AI that’s becoming prevalent in nearly all of the sciences. It’s known as machine ...


    By Ensia

  • Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Assess Ecological Status of Lakes Current Knowledge And Way Forward to Support WFD Implementation

    Directive 2000/60/EC, commonly known as the Water Framework Directive (WFD) has initiated achange in both the concept of water quality and its assessment throughout Europe. It has started a shift from the mindset of Europe’s water resource being a product which may be monitored chemically to ensure its suitability for human use to one that regards water as a heritage. A more holistic assessment ...


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