Climate change decreases aquatic ecosystem productivity of Lake Tanganyika, Africa

@article{OReilly2003ClimateCD,
  title={Climate change decreases aquatic ecosystem productivity of Lake Tanganyika, Africa},
  author={Catherine M. O’Reilly and Simone R. Alin and P-D. Plisnier and Andrew S. Cohen and Brent A. McKee},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={424},
  pages={766-768}
}
Although the effects of climate warming on the chemical and physical properties of lakes have been documented, biotic and ecosystem-scale responses to climate change have been only estimated or predicted by manipulations and models. Here we present evidence that climate warming is diminishing productivity in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. This lake has historically supported a highly productive pelagic fishery that currently provides 25–40% of the animal protein supply for the populations of the… Expand
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