Harmful Algal Blooms
Lauren Adkins Knose
Miami University of Ohio
Algae, or phytoplankton, are essential components of healthy lakes. However, under the right conditions, algae can grow rapidly to achieve high abundance. This is a bloom. Some algae, called cyanobacteria, can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and pets. This is a harmful algae bloom.
The 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom workshop was supported in part by the National Science Foundation; grant #1754265 and #1754276