Date of Award

Spring 1984

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

John Christenson

Second Advisor

Jean Smith

Third Advisor

Dorothy Harper

Abstract

The types of phytoplankton in Spring Meadow Lake were observed and their growth patterns recorded over a 4-month period. Algal growth peaked in mid-August and was dominated by genera of green algae (Chlorophyta). The lake did not show definite thermal stratification. The lake's nutrient situation can be described as being phosphorous-limiting early in the study period and shifting toward nitrogen-limiting during the mid-August peak.

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