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Volume 15, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 15, 733–748, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-733-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 15, 733–748, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-733-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Feb 2018

Research article | 06 Feb 2018

Nitrification and ammonium dynamics in Taihu Lake, China: seasonal competition for ammonium between nitrifiers and cyanobacteria

Justyna J. Hampel et al.

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Our paper highlights the importance of dual-nutrient management: nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in lakes with cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms. Taihu Lake (China) experiences seasonal blooms due to increased input of N and P from field runoff. The main process investigated in our study, nitrification, is important for N removal through denitrification. We show that nitrification is less efficient during the blooms, due to competition for nutrients between N microbes and cyanobacteria.
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