Accession Number:

ADA101413

Title:

Estimating Phytoplankton Biomass and Productivity.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Estimates of phytoplankton biomass and rates of production can provide a manager with some insight into questions concerning trophic state, water quality, and aesthetics. Methods for estimation of phytoplankton biomass include a gravimetric approach, microscopic enumeration, and chlorophyll analysis, Strengths and weaknesses of these and other methods are presented. Productivity estimation techniques are discussed including oxygen measurement, carbon dioxide measurements, carbon 14 measurements, and the chlorophyll method. Again, strengths and weaknesses are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE