Thesis Title

An Examination of Trophic State Indices For Some Missouri Reservoirs

Date of Graduation

Summer 1979

Degree

Master of Science in Biology

Department

Biology

Committee Chair

Russell Rhodes

Subject Categories

Biology

Abstract

A variety of possible trophic state indicators is critically examined for applicability to nine Missouri reservoirs. Data presented are representative of collections made during the summer of 1978. Relationships between several physical, chemical, and biological properties are considered and the possible causes of these relationships are discussed. Phytoplankton community composition and structure are also outlined. TSI (Ch1) and TSI (SD) values demonstrated significant correlation when considered in relation to algal abundance. A trophic state indicator based upon total phosphorus concentration is also discussed.

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© Christopher B Vitello

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