The December 2014 issue of WER is a special issue on algae, guest edited by Rao Y. Surampalli, Tian C. Zhang, and R.D. Tyagi . According to them, "Algae, including microalgae, cyanobacteria (the so called “blue-green algae”), and macroalgae (or seaweed), holds great promise towards sustainable and cost-effective production of biofuel (e. g., biodiesel) and bioenergy (e. g., methane, hydrogen) as well as abatement of greenhouse gases emissions. As a vital renewal fuel source, algae have many positive attributes, such as higher photosynthetic efficiency, higher biomass productivity, faster growth rate than higher plants, and highest carbon dioxide fixation and oxygen production." Click here to read the issue.
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Multispectral Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Champlain, USA, by Elizabeth M. Isenstein, Adam Trescott, and Mi-Hyun Park, is this month's featured article in WER's open-access program.
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February's Open Access Article
Check out the latest open access article in the second issue of the year: Total Phosphorus Input to the Cache la Poudre River in Northern Colorado by Ji-Hee Son; Stephen Goodwin; and Kenneth Carlson.
According to Tim Ellis, Water Environment Research's editor-in-chief, "in the article by Son et al., in-stream phosphorus concentrations were found to vary with land use and rainfall events even in the pristine sections of the Cache la Poudre River is Northern Colorado. Aqueous and sediment monitoring showed that target phosphorus loads could not be met by point source control alone, especially during moderate and high rainfall events."