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How Does Nitrogen Impact Harmful Algal Blooms?

Harmful algal blooms are a big problem for the Great Lakes, and Nitrogen reduction is often mentioned as a step to help reduce their severity. But do you know how Nitrogen impacts harmful algal blooms?

Published: Feb 1, 2017
Last Modified: May 28, 2019
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Contributors

 Silvia Elena Newell

Silvia Elena Newell , PhD

Assistant Professor, Wright State Department of Earth and Environmental Science

 Laura  Johnson

Laura Johnson , PhD

Director, National Center for Water Quality Research

Mark McCarthy , PhD

Research Scientist, Wright State Department of Earth and Environmental Science

 Justin David Chaffin

Justin David Chaffin , PhD

Senior Researcher, Research Coordinator, Stone Laboratory

Kateri Salk

Kateri Salk

Mark Skopec

Mark Skopec

Kenneth J. Gibbons

Research Associate, University of Toledo

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Harmful algal blooms are a big problem for the Great Lakes, and Nitrogen reduction is often mentioned as a step to help reduce their severity. But do you know how Nitrogen impacts harmful algal blooms?