The effects of macrophyte removal in the littoral zone of Douglas Lake

Project Overview
Project Abstract: 
We propose to remove all macrophytes from a 50-100 foot section of the Douglas Lake littoral zone off of Grape Vine point. This will effectively create a modified habitat zone that could act as a baseline for research projects (sort of like an aquatic version of our burn plots). We will monitor for changes in the algal community but other groups have expressed interest in monitoring invert and fish. We hope to determine how littoral zone "cleaning" in front of beach homes affects aquatic organisms.
Investigator Info
Years research project active: 
2013 to 2014