Effects of wind and wind-induced waves on vertical phytoplankton distribution and surface blooms of microcystis aeruginosa in lake taihu

Huansheng Cao, Fan Xiang Kong, Lian Cong Luo, Xiao Li Shi, Zhou Yang, Xiao Feng Zhang, Yi Tao

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Effects of wind and wind-induced waves on vertical phytoplankton distribution and Microcystis aeruginosa bloom formation were studied in Meiliang Bay of Lake Taihu from September 5 to 9, 2004. Concentrations of chlorophyll a, b, and phycocyanin in the water column were used to represent the abundance of total phytoplankton, chlorophytes, and cyanobacteria, respectively. Water samples were taken under different wind and wind-induced wave conditions. Ca. 90% of Microcystis aeruginosa had densities less than that of lake water and were thereby positively buoyant. Vertical distributions of total phytoplankton, chlorophytes, and cyanobacteria were markedly affected by wind and waves, with coefficients of variation of pigment concentrations throughout the water column showing a negative correlation with increasing wind and waves. Surface proportions of M. aeruginosa versus total amounts in the water column also closely correlated with wind and waves, which demonstrated that wind and waves directly influenced surface M. aeruginosa blooms in Lake Taihu. A less significant correlation was found for total phytoplankton, but there was no correlation for chlorophytes in the water column.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Effects of wind and wind-induced waves on vertical phytoplankton distribution and surface blooms of microcystis aeruginosa in lake taihu. / Cao, Huansheng; Kong, Fan Xiang; Luo, Lian Cong; Shi, Xiao Li; Yang, Zhou; Zhang, Xiao Feng; Tao, Yi.

In: Journal of Freshwater Ecology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.01.2006, p. 231-238.

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Cao, Huansheng ; Kong, Fan Xiang ; Luo, Lian Cong ; Shi, Xiao Li ; Yang, Zhou ; Zhang, Xiao Feng ; Tao, Yi. / Effects of wind and wind-induced waves on vertical phytoplankton distribution and surface blooms of microcystis aeruginosa in lake taihu. In: Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 231-238.
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