State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project Id: 2010HI285B
Title: Determination of the Relationship between Biodiversity and the Trophic State of Wahiawa Reservoir - Phase II
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2010
End Date: 2/28/2011
Congressional District:
Focus Categories: Surface Water, Nutrients, Ecology
Keywords: reservoir,eutrophication, bioproductivity,biodiversity
Principal Investigators: Liu, Clark (University of Hawaii); Yan, Tao
Federal Funds: $ 20,103
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 47,181
Abstract: The focus of this proposed research is to investigate water quality and eutrophication potential of Wahiawa Reservoir by conducting parallel laboratory and field experiments using existing environmental engineering methods and recently available molecular tools. Existing methods are to be used to investigate reservoir bioproductivity based on chlorophyll (Chl-a) growth kinetics and diurnal variation dissolved oxygen (DO). Molecular tools are to be used to investigate microeukaryotic and prokaryotic biodiversity. As an added research activity for this second year project, Ecoli die-off kinetics in Wahiawa Reservoir under difference trophic states is to be evaluated.

Progress/Completion Report, 2010, PDF

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