Understanding spatial variation in lake nutrients at macroscales

Macrosystems ecology is the study of ecological phenomena (biological, geophysical, human) at regional to continental scales. We conduct research at multiple spatial and temporal scales, including the macroscale, as well as a variety of lake physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.


Maps of the spatial distribution of the natural log (ln) of ecosystem properties, (a) total phosphorus (TP) (b) total nitrogen (TN), (c) chlorophyll a (CHL), and (d) percent aquatic vegetation cover (AqVeg) across lakes (squares), wetlands (triangles), and streams (circles). From King, K., K.S. Cheruvelil, and A. Pollard. 2019. Drivers and spatial structure of abiotic and biotic properties of lakes, wetlands, and streams at the national scale. Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1957



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