Kiyoko Yokota and colleagues publish research on lake nutrient limitation patterns

A team of researchers from Northeast GLEON (a subgroup of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, www.gleon.org) including Kiyoko Yokota (Biology) published an article titled “Prevalence of phytoplankton limitation by both nitrogen and phosphorus related to nutrient stoichiometry, land use, and primary producer biomass across the northeastern United States.” in the journal Inland Waters.

This paper resulted from a coordinated nutrient limitation experiment at 16 sites across the northeastern USA in summer 2017. Claire Garfield, a Summer 2017 Biological Field Station undergraduate research volunteer from Stony Brook University, and Yokota carried out two experiments in Otsego Lake and Moe Pond and analyzed phytoplankton samples. Similar research teams of faculty/postdocs/staff scientists and undergraduate researchers performed their experiments and sample analyses at Cary Institute of Ecological Studies, Colby College, Lacawac Sanctuary, Miami University, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY Fredonia, and SUNY New Paltz. The senior researchers mentored the undergraduate researchers through manuscript preparation and revision processes with mainstream peer reviewed journals (the first 7 authors were undergraduates at the time of experiment). Yokota Lab’s participation in this project was supported by the 2017-8 Faculty Research Grant award, and some of the water chemistry analyses for the entire project were performed at BFS by Matthew Albright and Holly Waterfield.

Citation: Abigail S. L. Lewis, Brian S. Kim, Hailee L. Edwards, Heather L. Wander, Claire M. Garfield, Heather E. Murphy, Noah D. Poulin, Sarah D. Princiotta, Kevin C. Rose, Alex E. Taylor, Kathleen C. Weathers, Courtney R. Wigdahl-Perry, Kiyoko Yokota, David C. Richardson & Denise A. Bruesewitz(2020) Prevalence of phytoplankton limitation by both nitrogen and phosphorus related to nutrient stoichiometry, land use, and primary producer biomass across the northeastern United States, Inland Waters, DOI: 10.1080/20442041.2019.1664233

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Q8FIPCFSFVQFC9ZRB789/full?target=10.1080/20442041.2019.1664233.