Modeling the growth response of Cladophora in a Laurentian Great Lake to the exotic invader Dreissena and to lake warming

  title={Modeling the growth response of Cladophora in a Laurentian Great Lake to the exotic invader Dreissena and to lake warming},
  author={Sairah Y. Malkin and Stephanie J. Guildford and Robert E. Hecky},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
A Cladophora growth model (CGM) is calibrated and validated here to simulate attached and sloughed Cladophora biomass in daily time‐steps in an urbanized location of Lake Ontario, using two years of collected input data and independent measurements of Cladophora biomass. The CGM is used to hindcast Cladophora growth using multiplicative factors of seasonal minimal tissue phosphorus concentrations (QP) and seasonal mean nearshore light attenuation (KdPAR) of the early 1970s and 1980s relative to… 

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