Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms and U.S. Geological Survey science capabilities

Open-File Report 2016-1174
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Abstract

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CyanoHABs) are increasingly a global concern because CyanoHABs pose a threat to human and aquatic ecosystem health and cause economic damages. Despite advances in scientific understanding of cyanobacteria and associated compounds, many unanswered questions remain about occurrence, environmental triggers for toxicity, and the ability to predict the timing, duration, and toxicity of CyanoHABs. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are leading a diverse range of studies to address CyanoHAB issues in water bodies throughout the United States, using a combination of traditional methods and emerging technologies, and in collaboration with numerous partners. By providing practical applications of cutting edge CyanoHAB research, USGS studies have advanced scientific understanding, enabling the development of approaches to help protect ecological and human health.

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Graham, J.L., Dubrovsky, N.M., and Eberts, S.M., 2017, Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms and U.S. Geological Survey science capabilities (ver 1.1, December 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1174, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161174.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

ISSN: 0196-1497 (print)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms and U.S. Geological Survey science capabilities
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1174
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161174
Edition Version 1.0: Originally posted September 29, 2016; Version 1.1: December 18, 2017
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Water Quality Assessment Program
Description 12 p.
First page 1
Last page 12
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N