Multiple methods for phytoplankton assessment

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Secchi disks, turbidimeters are common, efficient tools The simplest tool for assessing phytoplankton abundance is the Secchi disk, which is “read” according to the depth at which it disappears from view. Phytoplankton form the base of the food web in fertilized aquaculture ponds. In ponds with feeding, some species need natural food during the first…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama 36849 USA