US Long-Term Ecological Research Network

We’re researching algae dynamics in Lake Mendota in attempt to explain and predict harmful algal blooms and scums that form in eutrophic lakes. The current emphasis is on characterizing and understanding how spatial differences in algal growth and aggregation are affected by physical processes and movement of water masses in the lake. The research leverages automated sensing techniques to measure phytoplankton at high-res both in time and through space.


LTER Keyword