Comment on “Models predict planned phosphorus load reduction will make Lake Erie more toxic”

Jef Huisman*, Elke Dittmann, Jutta Fastner, J. Merijn Schuurmans, J. Thad Scott, Dedmer B. Van de Waal, Petra M. Visser, Martin Welker, Ingrid Chorus

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Abstract

Hellweger et al. (Reports, 27 May 2022, pp. 1001) predict that phosphorus limitation will increase concentrations of cyanobacterial toxins in lakes. However, several molecular, physiological, and ecological mechanisms assumed in their models are poorly supported or contradicted by other studies. We conclude that their take-home message that phosphorus load reduction will make Lake Erie more toxic is seriously flawed.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbereadd9959
Pages (from-to)609-609
JournalScience
Volume378
Issue number6620
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Research theme

  • Climate change

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