Alex Migda, Undergraduate Student

The Role of Aquatic Plants in Structuring Daphnia Food Quality & Quantity


The Problem

  • Little is known about the effects of algaecide treatments on in situ phytoplankton communities over time.
  • These effects have the potential to alter lake foodwebs, as well as have implications for lake management.

Research Question

  • How does an algaecide treatment alter a lake’s phytoplankton community composition over time?


Intensive sampling of 1-lake – Summer 2008


MSU Center for Water Sciences