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Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Lake Water and Sediments

  • William M. LewisJr.
  • James F. SaundersIII
  • David W. CrumpackerSr.
  • Charles M. Brendecke
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 46)

Abstract

Phosphorus and nitrogen are the two elements most likely to limit phytoplankton growth. Detailed information on the concentrations, vertical distributions, and chemical fractions of these elements is therefore useful in interpreting average phytoplankton abundances and seasonal changes in abundance. We present here an overview of the phosphorus and nitrogen chemistry that can be referenced in later chapters dealing with phytoplankton.

Keywords

Total Nitrogen Total Phosphorus Lake Water Particulate Phosphorus Entire Water Column 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. LewisJr.
    • 1
  • James F. SaundersIII
    • 1
  • David W. CrumpackerSr.
    • 1
  • Charles M. Brendecke
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental, Population, and Organismic BiologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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