Water quality reconstruction from fossil diatoms
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Water quality reconstruction from fossil diatoms applications for trend assessment, model verification, and development of nutrient criteria for lakes in Minnesota, USA by Steven A. Heiskary

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Published by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English



  • Minnesota.


  • Water quality -- Minnesota.,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Minnesota.,
  • Lakes -- Minnesota.,
  • Eutrophication -- Minnesota.,
  • Diatoms, Fossil -- Minnesota.

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Other titlesApplications for trend assessment, model verification, and development of nutrient criteria for lakes in Minnesota, USA
StatementSteven Heiskary and Ed Swain.
ContributionsSwain, Edward B., Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Environmental Outcomes Division.
LC ClassificationsTD224.M6 H43523 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 103 p. :
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3749310M
LC Control Number2003431806

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Reconstructing Historical Water Quality in Minnesota Lakes from Fossil Diatoms By Steven A. Heiskary, Edward B. Swain and Mark B. Edlund* September Number 4 Introduction Diatom reconstructions of historical phosphorus concentration, based on sediment cores from 79 Minnesota lakes, provide a unique opportunity for examining temporal. Biodiversitas Diatoms are microalgae that have an important role in aquatic ecosystem. The silicious diatoms fossil had been used for paleolimnological analysis. However, data set diatoms of Indonesia does not develop yet. The aims of this research were to assess water quality parameters controlling diatoms assemblage of Rawapening. In recent years, water quality monitoring and assessment programs have been significantly improved by the inclusion of biological indicators. Diatoms have been used extensively as biological indicators in water quality monitoring and assessment studies, and in palaeo-environmental reconstruction of water quality, in many areas of the world. Use of fossil diatom assemblages to determine historical changes in trophic status. Diatoms and pH reconstruction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B – Paleolimnological assessment of long-term water-quality changes in south-central Ontario lakes affected by cottage development and acidification.