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dc.contributor.authorD'Souza, Brian A.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Stream Research Facilityen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:55:27Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:55:27Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54780
dc.description.abstractThis project demonstrates the effects of fish carcass decomposition on benthic algal communities in a stream ecosystem. Dead fish were rigged in the middle of artificial stream channels at the UMBS stream facility with artificial substrates placed downstream for subsequent algal colonization. After a period of two weeks, July 26, 1998 to August 8, 1998, algal communities were sampled to determine any possible effects on community composition due to nutrient loading from fish decay. Microscopic analyzation revealed no significant change in algal density or species diversity. The absence of a marked difference in community structure coupled with nutrient readings at the beginning and end of the experiment may allude to nutrient deficiency in the East Branch of the Maple River, Emmet County, Michigan.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartDiagram or Illustrationen_US
dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectStreamsen_US
dc.subject.otherFISHESen_US
dc.subject.otherDECOMPOSITIONen_US
dc.subject.otherNUTRIENTSen_US
dc.subject.otherWATERen_US
dc.subject.otherCHEMISTRYen_US
dc.subject.otherALGAEen_US
dc.subject.otherCOLONIZATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherPERIPHYTONARTIFICIALen_US
dc.subject.otherSUBSTRATESen_US
dc.titleThe effect of fish decomposition on downstream benthic algal communities.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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