Lahontan Natl. Fish Hatchery Complex, Walker Lake

Affiliation(s) PI Project period Funded by
DEES Moser, Duane P. 08/01/2011 - 09/30/2014 DOI - Fish and Wildlife

Project Description

Baseline Biogeochemistry studies of Walker Lake, Nevada-The work to be performed is as follows: 1) Characterize the phylogenetic and physiological diversity of microrganisms and planktonic algae 2) Document water column physical structure variables, major ions and reactive chemical species over the annual lake cycle 3)Track limiting nutrient controls over the annual lake cycle, with a particular emphasis on nitrogen 4) Test the hypothesis that anaerobic photosynthesis by cyanobacteria removes H2S during the summer