Phytoplankton and its impact on water quality

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Professor Boyd: Algae has an important relationship with aquaculture ponds Aquaculture ponds typically have a high abundance of phytoplankton due to high nutrient concentrations from aquafeeds and/or fertilizers. Photo by Darryl Jory. The abundance of phytoplankton usually is high in aquaculture ponds because of high concentrations of nutrients from fertilizer or feed inputs. Phytoplankton absorb…

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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