Environmental Factors Influencing Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in Lake Texoma

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An analysis of algal biomass measured by chlorophyll-a concentration in Lake Texoma was performed as a part of a monitoring program to develop baseline environmental data in order to detect the potential effects of engineered changes in chloride concentrations in the reservoir. This portion of the research project focused on two main research objectives. The first objective was evaluating the effect of sampling strategy on the ability to adequately reflect standing crop estimates and trends in algal biomass. Two sampling regimes utilizing replication of three versus ten samples were applied and then analyzed using a minimum detectable difference algorithm to ... continued below

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Gibbs, Jennifer S. (Jennifer Sokolovic) December 1998.

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An analysis of algal biomass measured by chlorophyll-a concentration in Lake Texoma was performed as a part of a monitoring program to develop baseline environmental data in order to detect the potential effects of engineered changes in chloride concentrations in the reservoir. This portion of the research project focused on two main research objectives. The first objective was evaluating the effect of sampling strategy on the ability to adequately reflect standing crop estimates and trends in algal biomass. Two sampling regimes utilizing replication of three versus ten samples were applied and then analyzed using a minimum detectable difference algorithm to determine the necessary magnitude of replication to represent the variation in the metric. Chlorophyll-a distribution was analyzed for zonation patterns expected in a river-run reservoir to establish the importance of representative sampling of river, transition and main lake zones of the reservoir for management decisions and trophic characterization.

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Gibbs, Jennifer S. (Jennifer Sokolovic). Environmental Factors Influencing Chlorophyll-a Concentrations in Lake Texoma, thesis, December 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278088/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .