Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Book explores connections between water quality, algal blooms

algae bookSaint Albans Vermont based author, artist and aquatic biologist, Corrina Parnapy has released a new book compiled from over a decade of scientific research within the Adirondacks and Vermont, and articles she’s had published regionally and nationally, all focused on the connection between water quality and algae.  From road salt, acid rain, invasive species, sewage waste, fertilizers, to lawn care practices; all have a connection and impact on algae populations.

Algal Connections; Water Quality Connections to Algae and Guide to Common Algae of the Northeast will allow students, professionals, municipal staff and anyone interested in water quality to understand the connection between water quality and algae and have a useful guide to help identify common forms of algae.

With the current increase in harmful algal blooms within the Northeast, closing beaches and causing health risks, it is important to understand what has a connection to algae and what we can do.   To learn more about Algal Connections and to order your copy, please visit: https://mailchi.mp/7b1c6376a4c1/algal-connections

Corrina Parnapy

Photos courtesy of Corrina Parnapy

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2 Responses

  1. Marisa Muratori says:

    Looking forward to reading your book Corrina! I’m sure it will be definative, and a must read considering your many years studying this issue.

  2. Todd Miller says:

    Thank you for bringing attention to this important water-quality issue. It seemed that awareness of algal blooms were sort of under the radar this summer. I’ll be interested in reading Corrina’s take of what are the driving forces of algal and cyanobacteria outbreaks.

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