Subject Area

Biology

Description

Water shapes all flora and fauna. Urbanization, industrialization, and other human activities have negatively affected this important source. For example, algal blooms arise due to a combination of sunlight, warm temperatures, and excessive nutrient runoff. The nutrients are a result of fertilizer runoff which enters aquatic systems and cause algal blooms. Increased air temperatures cause increased water temperatures which creates ideal conditions for cyanobacteria growth which are responsible for blooms. Algal blooms affect the entire ecosystem by decreasing sunlight availability in the water. Decreased sunlight contributes to low oxygen dead-zones which negatively affect drinking water reservoirs. I examined the relationship between mean annual mean temperature and the number of algal blooms in New York counties between 2012-2018. BIO 340 final project

Publisher

Providence College

Date

5-20-2022

Type

Poster

.pdf

Language

English

Included in

Biology Commons

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.