Summer heatwaves promote blooms of harmful cyanobacteria

@article{Jhnk2006SummerHP,
  title={Summer heatwaves promote blooms of harmful cyanobacteria},
  author={Klaus D. J{\"o}hnk and Jef Huisman and Jonathan Sharples and Ben P. Sommeijer and Petra M. Visser and JASPER M. Stroom},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={14}
}
Dense surface blooms of toxic cyanobacteria in eutrophic lakes may lead to mass mortalities of fish and birds, and provide a serious health threat for cattle, pets, and humans. It has been argued that global warming may increase the incidence of harmful algal blooms. Here, we report on a lake experiment where intermittent artificial mixing failed to control blooms of the harmful cyanobacterium Microcystis during the summer of 2003, one of the hottest summers ever recorded in Europe. To… 
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