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Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe
In this first worldwide synthesis of in situ and satellite-derived lake data, we find that lake summer surface water temperatures rose rapidly (global mean = 0.34°C decade−1) between 1985 and 2009.Expand
Climate change decreases aquatic ecosystem productivity of Lake Tanganyika, Africa
There is evidence that climate warming is diminishing productivity in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, and the impact of regional effects of global climate change on aquatic ecosystem functions and services can be larger than that of local anthropogenic activity or overfishing. Expand
Interpreting stable isotopes in food webs: Recognizing the role of time averaging at different trophic levels
Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, has a simple pelagic food chain, and trophic relationships have been established previously from gut-content analysis. Instead of expected isotopic enrichment fromExpand
Trophic structure of Lake Tanganyika: carbon flows in the pelagic food web
The sources of carbon for the pelagic fish production in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, were evaluated in a comprehensive multi-year study, suggesting that the carbon transfer efficiency from phytoplankton to zooplankon was low, in contrast to earlier speculations. Expand
Silicon Isotopic Fractionation in Lake Tanganyika and Its Main Tributaries
Silicon isotopic measurements in Lake Tanganyika were performed using multiple-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) in dry plasma condition. Isotopic signatures areExpand
Dynamics of Cholera Outbreaks in Great Lakes Region of Africa, 1978–2008
Outbreaks fluctuate on the basis of season, rainfall, plankton bloom, and fishing activities.
Impact of ENSO on East African ecosystems: a multivariate analysis based on climate and remote sensing data
1 The El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is an important driver of inter-annual variations in climate and ecosystem productivity in tropical regions. Most previous studies have analysed ENSO-inducedExpand
Understanding the performance of the FLake model over two African Great Lakes
Abstract. The ability of the one-dimensional lake model FLake to represent the mixolimnion temperatures for tropical conditions was tested for three locations in East Africa: Lake Kivu and LakeExpand
Recent climate and limnology changes in Lake Tanganyika
(2000). Recent climate and limnology changes in Lake Tanganyika. SIL Proceedings, 1922-2010: Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 2670-2673.
Bacterial Community Composition in Lake Tanganyika: Vertical and Horizontal Heterogeneity
The number of bands per sample increased with bacterial production in the epilimnion of the lake, suggesting a positive diversity-productivity relationship. Expand