The production and fate of phytoplankton biomass in the mesohaline reach of Chesapeake Bay
Principal Investigator:Daniel J. Conley
Start/End Year:1990 to 1993
Institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Co-Principal investigator:Thomas C. Malone, Patricia M. Glibert, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
To determine the relative importance of N and Si in limiting the magnitude of the spring diatom bloom and in precipitating its collapse in Chesapeake Bay; specifically, to test the hypothesis that the collapse of the spring bloom occurs as a consequence of Si deficiency and associated increases in sedimentation rate.