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Shallow lakes often alternate between two possible states: one clear with submerged macrophytes, and another one turbid, dominated by phytoplankton. A third type of shallow lakes, the inorganic turbid, result from high contents of suspended inorganic material, and is characterized by low phytoplankton biomass and macrophytes absence. In our survey, the(More)
The impact of the widely used herbicide glyphosate has been mainly studied in terrestrial weed control, laboratory bioassays, and field studies focusing on invertebrates, amphibians, and fishes. Despite the importance of phytoplankton and periphyton communities at the base of the aquatic food webs, fewer studies have investigated the effects of glyphosate(More)
The morpho-functional classifications of phytoplankton have been recently proposed as useful tools in the aquatic biomonitoring. In this study, we compared three different classifications in a range of different environmental conditions, a set of six shallow lakes with different stable states. The studied lakes are located in the Pampa Plain from Argentina,(More)
Two Antarctic lakes near Hope Bay were studied during summers 1998 and 1999. One of the lakes (Boeckella) is located near Esperanza Station and exhibits a meso-eutrophic condition due to the input of nutrients of a nearby penguin rookery. Its surface generally remains ice-free during the Antarctic summer (December–March). The other lake (Chico) is situated(More)
The zooplankton biomass of Lake Boeckella (Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula) is strongly dominated by the calanoid copepod Boeckella poppei Mrázek. This work analyses the grazing impact of this copepod on the two dominant fractions of phytoplankton, pico- and nanoplankton, and on the bacterioplankton. By means of in-situ experiments using microcosms, the(More)
We studied the structural characteristics of the littoral epilithon in nine lentic water bodies at Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, during summer 2002. At each site we measured the main physical and chemical variables and took epilithic samples for the analysis of dry weigh, ash, ash-free dry weight and chlorophyll a concentration. Distance from the sea of(More)
Kroner Lake, located at Deception Island (Maritime Antarctica), is a unique geothermally heated lagoon in Antarctica. It is declared as special site of scientific interest (SSSI) by Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) for its high biodiversity. A sharp environmental heterogeneity is registered in this lagoon, due to its connection to the sea(More)
Phytoplankton communities dominating Musgos and Papúa ponds with differing trophic states were sampled over 3 days enabling the detection of the physiological and population responses of microalgae to short-scale changes in biotic and abiotic factors, rather than frequently analyzed changes in community composition responses to long-scale environmental(More)
We studied the composition and density of the algae of the littoral epilithon and the taxa turnover in nine lentic water bodies at Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, during summer 2002. At each site we measured the main physical and chemical variables, and took epilithic samples for the algal analysis. Two composed samples (one for qualitative and one for(More)
The limnological features of Lake Boeckella, the main water body of Esperanza/Hope Bay (Antarctic Peninsula), were evaluated over a 16-year period, under a climate change context evidenced by the increasing air temperature trend reported for this region for the last 50 years. We analyzed the physicochemical and phytoplankton data of the lake obtained from(More)