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Mud manifests history of clear water in murky Minnesota duck depot Lake Christina: Press Release

This press release described the findings of a study of the impacts of human activities on a lake in western Minnesota. The study will be published as part of a 200-year Perspective on Alternative Stable State Theory and Lake Management from a Biomanipulated Shallow Lake in ESA's July edition of Ecological Applications.

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Resource Group This is part of a collection accompanying a press release concerning ecological changes in Lake Christina, western Minnesota. Due to the effects of agricultural runoff and the construction of a dam in the mid 1930s, the water in Lake Christina is now deeper and murky with abundant algae. These changes have resulted in the loss of habitat for migratory waterfowl including the canvasback ducks.
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Keywords turbidity, conservation, migration, lakes, aquatic plants, agriculture, human impacts, birds,
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Pedagogical Use Description This press release and associated article and images can be used in lectures dealing with conservation biology and hydrology. It can also be used in courses that take field trips along migratory routes of the canvasback duck. To promote active learning, this can be used as reading material to introduce ecological concepts and begin a class discussion of human impacts on species.
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Primary Author Affiliation Ecological Society of America
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Rights Ecological Society of America
Date Of Record Submission 2012-03-28

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