Coalescence in the Lake Washington story: Interaction strengths in a planktonic food web

  title={Coalescence in the Lake Washington story: Interaction strengths in a planktonic food web},
  author={Stephanie E. Hampton1 and Mark D. Scheuerell and Daniel E. Schindler},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
Lake Washington is arguably the most famous case study of lake pollution and subsequent recovery, and the widely cited story implicates just a few major players in the lake’s food web transformations. [] Key Result Most aspects of the historical model are supported, but the analysis also suggests key roles for food resources not previously considered—the nutritious cryptomonads and ubiquitous picoplankton. This cohesive analysis helps align the historical model with recent studies emphasizing ‘‘bottom-up…

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