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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Biology and Microbiology
The principal aims of this study were to: (1) determine the density and distribution of nuisance cyanobacteria in the Oakwood Lakes system, (2) determine zooplankton biomass and nutrient concentrations and their distribution in the Oakwood Lakes system and (3) to estimate the amount of variability of dominant cyanobacteria biomass that can be explained by several zooplankton species biomass and nutrient concentrations. In addition, a biomanipulation experiment was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of zooplankton grazing on algal removal (cascading trophic interaction theory) in a prairie lake system.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Cyanobacteria -- Oakwood Lakes (S.D.)
Zooplankton -- Oakwood Lakes (S.D.)
Water quality -- Oakwood Lakes (S.D.)
South Dakota State University
Lesinski, Mark Thomas, "Factors Influencing Cyanobacteria Abundances in the Oakwood Lakes" (1993). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5988.