ENGH 302 George Mason University Harm Behind Algal Blooms Analysis

Engh 302

George Mason University


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So I set the deadline for this about a week from now and I can extend it but keep in mind I will need the intro part done by Tuesday night/wednesday morning. It does not have to be the final product for the introduction but at least to show progress in writing as required by the professor.

An annotated bibliography and discipline awareness paper will be attached for my chosen topic as well as sample text analysis papers so please read through them. Text analysis specific guidelines will also be attached.

In an essay of 1,000-1,200 words (3-4 pages), introduce, analyze, and evaluate one source you have chosen for your Literature Review. This source should come from a peer-reviewed journal or other reputable publication that you identified in your Discipline Awareness Project. It should be an example of a common genre in your field used to present original research or an original argument.

  • Introductory paragraph. Your first sentence should include the title of the text, the author’s name(s) and credentials, and the thesis or hypothesis. The remainder of the first paragraph should be a brief summary of the text, followed by a statement about the significance of this text in the literature on your research topic.
  • Body paragraphs. The body paragraphs should address the following questions: How is the article structured? What are they key parts of the text, and how are they related to the purpose of the article? If the article reports on original research, it should be clear where, how, and most importantly, why it was done. When you include borrowed material, introduce and cite it according to APA Style (or the documentation style you will use in your literature review.)
  • Concluding paragraph. Acknowledging the contributions of this source to the scholarly or professional conversation on this topic, point out the limitations of this source. What ideas does it suggest for future research?
  • Include a Reference (or Work Cited) entry. (No separate page necessary.)

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Final Answer


Running head: TEXT ANALYSIS


Text Analysis


Text Analysis

In, Marine harmful algal blooms, human health and wellbeing: challenges and
opportunities in the 21st century by Elisa Berdalet, Lora Fleming, Richard Gowen, and Keit
Davidson among others, the scholars who are researchers and professors at different European
and American universities discussed the different aspects of harmful algal blooms that are
critical to the dependence of humans on the oceans for their health and wellbeing. According to
Berdalet et al. (2015), harmful algae blooms affect the health and wellbeing of humans because
of their role in the depletion of the ocean resources including the fisheries that people need to
meet their nutritional needs. They further added that while the occurrence of these
microorganisms is due to natural factors, the increased rate of global warming is the current
leading factors for the high population of harmful algae blooms. Therefore, the critical analysis
of the adverse impacts of the high growth of harmful algae blooms in the oceans on the public
health of developing nations and residents of coastal areas makes it the contents of this article a
highly valuable source of information on the measures for dealing with the problems.


Harmful Algal Blooms: Public Health Challenges and Solutions – Outline

Analysis of author’s claim


Description of issues


Significance of solutions



Surname 1
Harmful Algal Blooms: Public Health Challenges and Solutions
In, Marine harmful algal blooms, human health and wellbeing: challenges and
opportunities in the 21st century by Elisa Berdalet, Lora Fleming, Richard Gowen, and Keit
Davidson, Phillipp Hess, Lorraine Backer who are environmental researchers and professors at
the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), University of Exeter Medical School, Agri-Food and
Biosciences Institute, Scottish Marine Institute, and National Center for Environmental Health
examine the different aspects of harmful algal blooms and argue that the organism impact the
dependence of humans on the oceans for their health and wellbeing adversely. Berdalet and
colleagues use past and current scientific studies on the cases of the toxicity of harmful algal
blooms to humans to illustrate the link between the microorganism and human dependence on
ocean resources. Some of the challenges that microalgal species create for humans and other
organisms that the scholars identify include poisoning of food resources and disruption of
economic activities and loss of tourism opportunities and recreation. Therefore, those interested
in solving the environmental problems that affect the health and wellbeing of the residents of
coastal areas and public health resources of developing nations need to understand the factors
that contribute to the high growth rate of microalgal species in the oceans and seas to design and
implement effective solutions.

Surname 2
Berdalet and colleagues commence their examination of the phenomenon by describing
the threats that harmful algal blooms pose to some of the health benefits that humans derive from
the oceans and seas from scientific studies. In this regard, the scholars list the different toxic
chemical compounds that are produced by the hundreds of microalgal species that proliferate the
aquatic environments that humans and other animals source their food resources. Aside from the
goal of the researchers to use the toxicity of the microalgal species to illustrate the dangers of
some human activities, this article highlights the long-term adverse environmental impacts of the
phenomenon. As Berdalet et al. assert, "The unpleasant appearance of surface scums and bad
odors associated with some HABs can dissuade tourists from visiting coastal recreation areas"
(64). Hence, Berdalet and colleagues point to how the persistent modifications of the oceans and
seas by human activities in the past five decades are having both direct and indirect ...

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