Lake Wingra

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Selected References:

Nichols, S.A. and R.C. Lathrop. 1994. Impact of harvesting on aquatic plant communities in Lake Wingra, Wisconsin. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 32:33-36.

Trebitz, A., S.A. Nichols, S.R. Carpenter, and R.C. Lathrop. 1993. Patterns of vegetation change in Lake Wingra following a Myriophyllum spicatum decline. Aquat. Bot. 46:325-340.

Breck, J.E., R.T. Prentki, and O.L. Loucks. 1979. Aquatic plants, lake management, and ecosystem consequences of lake harvesting. Conf. Proc. at Madison, Wis. Feb. 14-16. Center for Biotic Systems, Inst. Environ. Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kluesener, J.W. 1972. Nutrient transport and transformations in Lake Wingra, Wisconsin. Ph.D. thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Koonce, J.F. 1972. Seasonal succession of phytoplankton and a model of the dynamics of phytoplankton growth and nutrient uptake. Ph.D. thesis. Unversity of Wisconsin, Madison.