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2012

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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Impacts Of Lime Treatment On Trout Ponds In The Five Ponds Wilderness Of The Adirondack Park, David Andrews May 2012

Impacts Of Lime Treatment On Trout Ponds In The Five Ponds Wilderness Of The Adirondack Park, David Andrews

Honors Theses

Addition of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) to lakes in the form of agricultural limestone is a management technique used in the Adirondack Park in New York State to mitigate the effects of acidic precipitation on aquatic ecosystems. We used a combination of in situ and laboratory experiments as well as field sampling of two neighboring ponds in the Five Ponds Wilderness with different liming histories to test whether the application of limestone can have significant effects on survivorship and community composition of aquatic organisms. Within in situ mesocosms or laboratory microcosms survivorship was decreased for crustacean zooplankton, amphipods and odonata nymphs ...