Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) nursery lake fertilization: Review and summary of results

  title={Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) nursery lake fertilization: Review and summary of results},
  author={Kim D. Hyatt and Donald J. McQueen and K. R. S. Shortreed and D. Paul Rankin},
  journal={Environmental Reviews},
We reviewed 24 sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) nursery lake experiments that involved whole-lake fertilization with appropriate treatment and control years. We found that: 21 of 21 studies showed that fertilization was associated with increased chlorophyll a concentrations, 16 of 16 showed increased zooplankton biomasses, 16 of 16 demonstrated increased average smolt weights, and 11 of 13 showed increased smolt biomasses. Studies involving assessments of egg-to-smolt survival were rare, but… 

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