Benthic and planktonic primary production along a nutrient gradient in Green Bay, Lake Michigan, USA

  title={Benthic and planktonic primary production along a nutrient gradient in Green Bay, Lake Michigan, USA},
  author={B. Althouse and S. Higgins and M. J. V. Zanden},
  booktitle={Freshwater Science},
Abstract Primary production in lakes occurs in both planktonic (water column) and benthic (bottom) habitats. How whole-lake primary production is distributed between these 2 habitats—referred to as autotrophic structure—is a key ecosystem property. Empirical research examining the balance between benthic and planktonic primary production in lakes is scarce, and how autotrophic structure changes across depth, nutrient, water clarity, and biological invasion gradients is unclear. Therefore, we… Expand
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