Modelling lake phytoplankton communities: recent applications of the PROTECH model

Elliott, J. Alex. 2021 Modelling lake phytoplankton communities: recent applications of the PROTECH model [in special issue: New, old and evergreen frontiers in freshwater phytoplankton ecology: the legacy of Colin S. Reynolds] Hydrobiologia, 848 (1). 209-217.

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Understanding and modelling the development of lake phytoplankton communities is a desirable goal, given the importance of these organisms to their ecosystem. PROTECH (Phytoplankton RespOnses To Environmental CHange) is one such model which attempts to do this and its applications over the last 10 years are reviewed here. These studies include: modelling very large lakes, linking catchment models to PROTECH, simulating oxygen concentrations, understanding the importance of nutrient source in moderating the influence of hydraulic retention time. Furthermore, the merits of ensemble lake modelling are considered, as are the limits of short term forecasting of blooms. Finally, climate change influences are examined with studies that include nutrient changes and an experiment that attempts to separate the influences of temperature and mixed depth.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 0018-8158
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Additional Keywords: retention time, mixed depth, multiple stressors, eutrophication, climate change
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 13 Jul 2020 09:41 +0 (UTC)

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