Bowes, Mike; McCormick, Hannah. 2021 Nutrients. In: McCormick, H.; Cox, T.; Percorelli, J.; Debney, A.J., (eds.) The state of the Thames 2021: environmental trends of the tidal Thames. London, Zoological Society of London, 17-26.

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While vital for the survival of all organisms, nutrients can also pose a threat to aquatic life. Surplus nutrients from agriculture and sewage can cause excess growth of plant life and algae in a process called eutrophication. Eutrophication can have various damaging ecological impacts, including low DO, blocking light from the water column, and blooms of toxic blue-green algae.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
ISBN: 9780900881923
Funders/Sponsors: Royal Bank of Canada
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NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Biology and Microbiology
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Date made live: 02 Feb 2022 14:59 +0 (UTC)

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