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Lake warming mimics fertilization

Successful nutrient management has helped many lakes recover from the effects of phosphorus pollution. Now research suggests that climate warming can cause some of the same problems to return.

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Figure 1: Changes in water-column mixing and phytoplankton growth in Lake Zürich over the past 40 years as reported by Posch and colleagues5.

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Winder, M. Lake warming mimics fertilization. Nature Clim Change 2, 771–772 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1728

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