Maria Dittrich

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Phosphorus retention in sediments has been estimated for three basins in Lake Simcoe, a mesotrophic lake in Ontario, Canada. Total phosphorous (TP) fractionation was used to examine the concentration of phosphorus (P) binding forms in the sediments of Cook's Bay, Kempenfelt Bay, and the Main Basin. The extended sequential extractions allowed us to(More)
A multi-sensor approach was used to determine high-resolution porewater gradients of Ca(2+), CO(3)(2-), H(+) and O(2) in sediment cores along a depth transect from eutrophic Lake Sempach (Switzerland). We quantified the reproducibility of measurements and analyzed concentration profiles with a one-dimensional diffusion-reaction model to quantify benthic(More)
An ecosystem perspective to restoring beneficial uses in Areas of Concern can be interpreted as a shift from the traditional elucidation of simple cause-effect relationships to a multicausal way of thinking that more effectively accommodates ecosystem complexity. This holistic management paradigm has also pervaded the contemporary ecological modeling(More)
The influence of calcite precipitation on the phosphorus cycle in stratified hardwater lake was studied before and during experiments with a new restoration technique. Surveys of the chemical composition of water column and monitoring of settling particles of Lake Luzin (North–East) showed that calcite precipitation occurs each year over 2–3 periods during(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Our study examines the relative importance of the causal linkages between exogenous total phosphorus (TP) loading and internal nutrient recycling with the water quality conditions in Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. We enhance the mechanistic foundation of a simple TP mass-balance model, originally developed to guide the eutrophication(More)
A new device (NTEGRA Tomo) that is based on the integration of the scanning probe microscope (SPM) (NT-MDT NTEGRA SPM) and the Ultramicrotome (Leica UC6NT) is presented. This integration enables the direct monitoring of a block face surface immediately following each sectioning cycle of ultramicrotome sectioning procedure. Consequently, this device can be(More)
Color induction in the honeybee is investigated in color discrimination experiments. An individual bee walks in a dark arena and is trained to a self-luminant stimulus presented from below. In the dual-choice tests the dark background is replaced by a colored induction stimulus. Choice behavior is recorded by TV camera and analyzed by computer. Successive(More)
In the present paper, the impact of freshwater (ARC21 and LS0519) and marine (PCC8806) Synechococcus cyanobacteria on calcium carbonate (CaCO3) precipitation has been examined in respect of the formation rates and morphology of crystals. Acid-base potentiometric titrations were employed to study surface functional groups, while CaCO3 experiments have been(More)
Manganese (Mn) and iron (Fe)-enriched sediment layers were discovered in Lake Superior within, above and below the oxic-anoxic interface. While the role of bacteria in redox reactions with Mn is known to be significant, little information exists about indigenous microbial communities in many freshwater environments. This study examined the bacterial(More)
A whole-lake hypolimnetic Ca(OH)(2) addition, that induced calcium carbonate precipitation, combined with deep water aeration has been applied to eutrophic Lake Luzin, Germany during 1996-1998. In this study we investigated the dynamic of phosphorus and its binding forms in seston and sediment before and during the treatment. The sedimentation rates of(More)