Phosphorus and Nitrogen in Lake Water and Sediments
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.
KeywordsTotal Nitrogen Total Phosphorus Lake Water Particulate Phosphorus Entire Water Column
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