Guidelines for design and sampling for cyanobacterial toxin and taste-and-odor studies in lakes and reservoirs

Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5038
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Abstract

Cyanobacteria and associated toxins and taste-and-odor compounds are of increasing environmental concern. However, consistent guidelines for the development of studies assessing cyanobacterial toxins and taste-and-odor compounds presently are not available. This report provides guidance for the development of scientific studies of cyanobacteria and associated by-products in lakes and reservoirs. Topics include: background information on cyanobacteria, toxins, and taste-and-odor compounds; spatial and temporal considerations that are unique to the cyanobacteria in lakes and reservoirs; common study types, objectives, and approaches for studies of cyanobacteria and associated toxins and taste-and-odor compounds; general guidelines for collecting samples; and information on sample handling, preparation, processing, and shipping.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Guidelines for design and sampling for cyanobacterial toxin and taste-and-odor studies in lakes and reservoirs
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2008-5038
DOI 10.3133/sir20085038
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Kansas Water Science Center, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description vi, 40 p.
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