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Importance of the timing of spring runoff to summer production in lakes

Allison Hrycik, Jason Stockwell (University of Vermont), Rudstam and other GLEON collaborators

The research question tested in this project is “changes in the timing of spring runoff, specifically more runoff occurring in the winter and early spring, will lead to reduced productivity and phytoplankton biomass during the summer stratified period”. Analyses of the data sets, including Oneida Lake, was completed in 2020 and an article published in Global Change Biology in 2021 (Hrycik et al. 2021).