Miscellaneous

FAQ: Miscellaneous

Question 1:
Under the following link you can find an illustration of nutrient translocations at a stream, river or lake. Can you also quantify this for phosphorus and nitrogen as the main causes of algal blooms or eutrophication? See answer

 


 

Answer to question 1

Under the following link you can find an illustration of nutrient translocations at a stream, river or lake. Can you also quantify this for phosphorus and nitrogen as the main causes of algal blooms or eutrophication?

 

We found the most comprehensive literature review on this subject in Johnston, C.A. (1991): "Sediment and nutrient retention by freshwater wetlands: Effects on surface water quality" and have simplified the extensive data framework in the following graphs, one for phosphorus and one for nitrogen translocations: