Benthic fauna in a series of lakes displaying a gradient of pH

@article{Dermott2004BenthicFI,
  title={Benthic fauna in a series of lakes displaying a gradient of pH},
  author={Ronald Dermott},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={128},
  pages={31-38}
}
The benthic fauna was examined in a series of four isolated headwater lakes, displaying a pH gradient of 5.4–7.0. A slight reduction in number of taxa present occurred below pH 6, with the fauna below 3 m dominated by the Diptera. Although epibenthic gastropods were rare, in contrast with European studies, Amphipoda, Ephemeroptera and Pisidium were common in the least buffered lake, which experiences spring pH values as low as 4.7. There were little relation between the pH or alkalinity, and… CONTINUE READING

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