Researchers recommend reducing phosphorus
to improve the health of Lake Erie
Lead author Donald Scavia, and a team of researchers will receive the Chandler-Misener Award for the most notable paper, Assessing and addressing the re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central basin hypoxia, in the 2014 edition of the Journal of Great Lakes Research.
The award will be presented on May 28th, at the annual International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) conference in Burlington, Vermont.
The research team identified excess nutrients as the culprit in the depletion of oxygen or hypoxia, in Lake Erie. Recommendations to address this problem include reducing excess nutrient loading to the lake, specifically phosphorus, by 46 percent , and they identify agricultural best management practices needed to help implement that reduction. Reducing hypoxia in the central basin of Lake Erie will improve water quality for drinking, swimming and fishing.
Authors include: Donald Scavia (lead author), J. David Allan, Kristin K. Arend, Steven Bartell, Dmitry Beletsky, Nate S. Bosch, Stephen B. Brandt, Ruth D. Briland, Irem Daloğlu, Joseph V. DePinto, David M. Dolan, Mary Anne Evans, Troy M. Farmer, Daisuke Goto, Haejin Han, Tomas O. Höök, Roger Knight, Stuart A. Ludsin, Doran Mason, Anna M. Michalak, R. Peter Richards, James J. Roberts, Daniel K. Rucinski, Edward Rutherford, David J. Schwab, Timothy M. Sesterhenn, Hongyan Zhang, and Yuntao Zhou.
- See the complete article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133014000252
- Attending IAGLR? See the conference program for information about when some of the authors of this article will be presenting, http://iaglr.org/conference/downloads/2015_program.pdf
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- Learn more about hypoxia and Lake Erie, www.ecofore.org