The three hour tour: the Mullett Lake survey.

Show simple item record Hayslette, Jaime en_US Pashman, Josh en_US Chin Chila, Najahyia en_US Shook, D. J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Mullett Lake en_US 2007-06-14T23:03:01Z 2007-06-14T23:03:01Z 1999 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this survey of Mullett Lake, physical, chemical, and biological analysis was utilized to determine its trophic status. Measurements of physical factors involved use of the secchi disk for light intensity and water clarity. Chemical parameters were measured using the hydrolab. Plankton tows were used to collect zooplankton and phytoplankton communities. Other biological organisms and macrophytes were gathered along the littoral zone. After analysis, it was determined that Mullett Lake was oligotrophic. Phytoplankton and zooplankton were scarce, which is representative of an oligotrophic lake. The hypolimnion was not anaerobic near the very bottom, so many processes like nitrification could take place. The dissolved oxygen curve exhibited a negative heterograde within the euphotic zone, which was justified as a bloom of zooplankton. Zebra mussels were found to have a very significant impact on aquatic communities. They filter feed upon the already scarce phytoplankton which directly affect zooplankton. Nutrient trends were found and correlated to the other biological and physical factors. Throughout this paper we will use physical, chemical, and biological parameters to show that Mullett Lake is oligotrophic. en_US
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dc.subject Limnology en_US
dc.subject.other LAKE en_US
dc.subject.other SURVEYS en_US
dc.subject.other NUTRIENTS en_US
dc.subject.other WATERSHED en_US
dc.subject.other OXYGEN en_US
dc.subject.other LIGHT en_US
dc.subject.other TEMPERATURE en_US
dc.subject.other ALKALINITY en_US
dc.subject.other HARDNESS en_US
dc.subject.other DREISSENA en_US
dc.subject.other MACROPHYTES en_US
dc.subject.other VASCULAR en_US
dc.subject.other PLANTS en_US
dc.subject.other FISHES en_US
dc.title The three hour tour: the Mullett Lake survey. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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