Assessing nutrient status and distribution of algal growth along a gradient of cottage development in 10 sheltered embayments of eastern Georgian Bay


McMaster University

Project Lead

Pat Chow-Fraser, Professor Faculty of Science

Project Dates

2012 - 2015

Project Location

Project Parameters

  • Temperature
  • Conductivity
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • pH
  • Turbidity
  • Total phosphorus
  • Soluble reactive phosphorus
  • Total ammonia nitrogen
  • Total nitrate nitrogen
  • Total nitrogen
  • Chlorophyll-a


Each embayment or lake sampled on a monthly basis from May-Sept in a single year between 2012-2015

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