Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Phytoplankton a crucial component of aquaculture pond ecosystems

Proper management critical for successful production Blue-green algae will often float to the pond surface and form scums that absorb heat and can elevate water temperatures. Ponds typically contain an abundance of phytoplankton. These organisms play an important role in pond ecology and influence water quality. Although phytoplankton usually are beneficial, under some conditions, they…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
    Auburn University, AL 36830 USA