Effects of streamflow on algae abundance and diversity in the Maple River (MI)

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As a result of global climate change and higher average temperatures, total annual precipitation and the number of extreme precipitation events have been increasing since the 1990s and are predicted to worsen (Kling et al. 2003). The anticipated changes in streamflow will likely have significant ecological impacts on aquatic communities. This study seeks to investigate the response of algal communities to intense high and low streamflow events, to replicate predicted changes as a result of climate change.
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