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Open Access Publications from the University of California

A selection of projects written in lay terminology funded by California Sea Grant or partnered agencies.

Phytoplankton and bacteria nutrient use: impacts of nutrient loading on the base of the food web


Treated municipal wastewater contains a form of nitroge known as ammonium. When discharged into waterways, this ammonium may alter phytoplankton (algal) communities and potentially degrade available food resources for zooplankton and other organisms.

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