Publications and Resources
The Green Alga, Cladophora, Promotes Escherichia coli Growth and Contamination of Recreational Waters in Lake Michigan. 2010. Heuvel, A. V., C. McDermott, R. Pillsbury, T. Sandrin, J. Kinzelman, J. Ferguson, M. Sadowsky, M. Byappanahalli, R.Whitman, and G. T. Kleinheinz. Journal of Environmental Quality.
A linkage between Cladophora mats and exceedances of recreational water quality criteria has been suggested, but not directly studied. This study investigates the spatial and temporal association between Escherichia coli concentrations within and near Cladophora mats at two northwestern Lake Michigan beaches in Door County, Wisconsin.
Impacts of Biofuels Production Alternatives on Water Quantity and Quality in the Iowa River Basin. 2012. Wu, Y. and S. Liu. Bio Mass and Bioenergy.
Corn stover as well as perennial grasses like switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and miscanthus are being considered as candidates for the second generation biofuel feedstocks. However, the challenges to biofuel development are its effects on the environment, especially water quality. This study evaluates the long-term impacts of biofuel production alternatives (e.g., elevated corn stover removal rates and the potential land cover change) on an ecosystem with a focus on biomass production, soil erosion, water quantity and quality, and soil nitrate nitrogen concentration at the watershed scale.