Differences in UV transparency and thermal structure between alpine and subalpine lakes: implications for organisms.

Abstract

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a globally important abiotic factor influencing ecosystem structure and function in multiple ways. While UV radiation can be damaging to most organisms, several factors act to reduce UV exposure of organisms in aquatic ecosystems, the most important of which is dissolved organic carbon (DOC). In alpine lakes, very low… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/b905616e

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