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The re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Harmful algal blooms and hypoxia

Overview of attention for article published in Harmful Algae, June 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#50 of 791)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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The re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Harmful algal blooms and hypoxia
Published in
Harmful Algae, June 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.hal.2016.04.010
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Susan B. Watson, Carol Miller, George Arhonditsis, Gregory L. Boyer, Wayne Carmichael, Murray N. Charlton, Remegio Confesor, David C. Depew, Tomas O. Höök, Stuart A. Ludsin, Gerald Matisoff, Shawn P. McElmurry, Michael W. Murray, R. Peter Richards, Yerubandi R. Rao, Morgan M. Steffen, Steven W. Wilhelm


Lake Erie supplies drinking water to more than 11 million consumers, processes millions of gallons of wastewater, provides important species habitat and supports a substantial industrial sector, with >$50 billion annual income to tourism, recreational boating, shipping, fisheries, and other industries. These and other key ecosystem services are currently threatened by an excess supply of nutrients, manifested in particular by increases in the magnitude and extent of harmful planktonic and benthic algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia. Widespread concern for this important international waterbody has been manifested in a strong focus of scientific and public material on the subject, and commitments for Canada-US remedial actions in recent agreements among Federal, Provincial and State agencies. This review provides a retrospective synthesis of past and current nutrient inputs, impairments by planktonic and benthic HABs and hypoxia, modelling and Best Management Practices in the Lake Erie basin. The results demonstrate that phosphorus reduction is of primary importance, but the effects of climate, nitrogen and other factors should also be considered in the context of adaptive management. Actions to reduce nutrient levels by targeted Best Management Practices will likely need to be tailored for soil types, topography, and farming practices.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Unknown 557 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 111 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 92 16%
Student > Bachelor 90 16%
Researcher 67 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 4%
Other 60 11%
Unknown 116 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 164 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 95 17%
Engineering 49 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 28 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 3%
Other 57 10%
Unknown 149 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 May 2020.
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