Category: Lake Taihu

Hans is back in China

Dr. Hans Paerl is back in China collaborating with colleagues from Hohai University and has been busy with bio-assays and water sampling on Lake Taihu! Check out some of the photos and stay tuned for more about his field work there!

Field Work at Lake Taihu, China

XuHai and Hans are cookin up some “cyano soup”.



Collected Taihu stations today and was amazed at how buoyant the cyanos (mostly Microcystis) are right now. Within 30 seconds they went from a shaken suspended state to surface scum formation.  Have a look.







Hey folks:  Here’s some real bloom dynamics at Taihu.  No photoshop stuff!! ☺

Within a week here the bloom has gone from bright green N sufficient to N limited, and last year we tested it with a 2- day nutrient addition bioassay, where we were able to make it N sufficient again by adding NO3.  All the green Cubitainers received N.

Enjoy, Hans

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