eutrophication


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excessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life

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The most serious symptom expressions of eutrophication included elevated chlorophyll a, macroalgae blooms, and nuisance/toxic blooms.
For acidification and terrestrial eutrophication, the latest country-specific characterisation factors were used instead of site-generic characterisation factors [9].
Therefore it is important to identify single phytoplankton taxa that are the most suitable indicators for assessing the ecological status and eutrophication of coastal waters.
Eutrophication, or the promotion of the growth of plants, animals,
So eutrophication is essentially a high level of nutrients (for instance, phosphorus and nitrogen) in lakes, which typically results in a high biomass and can lead to toxic algae blooms.
When waterways get overloaded with nutrients, a dangerous phenomenon called eutrophication can occur, which can sometime lead to toxin-producing algal blooms or low-oxygen dead zones called hypoxia.
If we go through the studies on oceans we'll see that the level of acidity has increased by 26% since the start of industrial revolution.Coastal waters are deteriorating due to pollutants and eutrophication. According to a study coastal eutrophication is predicted to increase by 20% in large marine ecosystems via 2050.
He said the nutrients when in excess gave rise to the eutrophication process, a process that causes reeds to grow en masse.
Compared with 2000, there was a 28 percent increase in eutrophication, the situation where water bodies are plagued by an oversupply of nutrients that causes algae to grow at an explosive rate, exhausting its ability to support aquatic life, said the study was published in the journal Nature Sustainability..
The department said that lab tests ruled out viral fish disease and any other pathogenic agent, but that the biological and biochemical analyses made by the Department of Water Development (WDD) and the state lab, found the existence of eutrophication in the lake.
However, excessive N inputs could cause adverse ecological effects, including soil acidification, plant biodiversity reduction, and eutrophication [5-7].
The environmental factors they considered include three things: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, eutrophication (which is excessive nutrients in water bodies, leading to unusually high growth of algae and other phytoplankton in them) and changing land use.
Nutrient enrichment in coastal waters may lead to eutrophication and increases the risk of harmful algal blooms (Gu et al.
Key words: diatoms, [[delta].sup.13]C, [[delta].sup.15]N, [[delta].sup.18]O, eutrophication, Curonian Lagoon.