Forestry and Natural Resources


Introduction to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Freshwater Systems

Student Author Information

Ibrahim Busari - CAFLS Department of Agricultural Sciences- Graduate Student

Clemson Extension Program Team

Water Resources

Publication Date

Spring 6-6-2022

Publication Number

LGP 1146


Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are detrimental to the ecosystem through their biomass and toxin production. HABs monitoring is complicated by existence of diverse species of algae causing blooms and their varying enabling conditions. This article gives an overview of the causes and effects of HABs in South Carolina as well as detection methods adopted by researchers and monitoring approaches set aside by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Publication Type

Short Communication


Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Farmers, Citizens, Watershed experts, Extension agents, Regulatory Authorities.