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Table 1 Search terms to be used for database searches

From: Response of chlorophyll a to total nitrogen and total phosphorus concentrations in lotic ecosystems: a systematic review protocol

Habitat terms Nutrient terms Chlorophyll a terms
benth* “total nitrogen” chlorophyll
catchment “total N” “chlorophyll-a”
watershed   “chl-a”
stream* “total phosphorus” “chl a”
creek* “total P”  
river*   
pool*   
“flood plain”   
floodplain   
riparia*   
ditch*   
lotic   
spring*   
seep*   
riffle*   
freshwater   
freshwaters   
“fresh water”   
brook   
“running water”   
headwater   
tributary   
mesocosm   
flume   
microcosm   
  1. Terms within each of the three categories are combined with “OR” and the three categories are combined with “AND” for Boolean searches