The Influence of Land Based Activities on the Phytoplankton Communities of Shimoni-Vanga system, Kenya

@article{Kiteresi2012TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Land Based Activities on the Phytoplankton Communities of Shimoni-Vanga system, Kenya},
  author={L. I. Kiteresi and E. Okuku and S. Mwangi and B. Ohowa and V. Wanjeri and S. Okumu and Muchazondida Mkono},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={151-162}
}
  • L. I. Kiteresi, E. Okuku, +4 authors Muchazondida Mkono
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Environmental Research
  • Phytoplankton communities play a significant role in the oceanic biological pump by forming the base of the trophic structure. Increase in nutrients loading affects spatial and temporal distribution of phytoplankton. This study examined the phytoplankton community structure and ecological indices in relation to nutrients dynamics in both estuarine and oceanic areas of Ramisi-Vanga systems along the Kenyan coast. Surface water samples were collected and analysed for nutrients (PO 4 3- -P, NO 3… CONTINUE READING
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