Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation on benthic communities : epilithic food quality and invertebrate growth in four montane lakes

@inproceedings{Tank2003DirectAI,
  title={Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation on benthic communities : epilithic food quality and invertebrate growth in four montane lakes},
  author={Suzanne E. Tank and David W. Schindler and Michael T Arts},
  year={2003}
}
The direct harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on benthic and planktonic organisms have been well studied in aquatic systems. Less clear, however, is how UVR might affect aquatic communities through its effects on trophic interactions. The focus of this study was twofold: first, to examine the direct effect of UVR on benthic invertebrates and epilithon, the rock-dwelling matrix of algae, bacteria, viruses, fungi and detritus, and second, to examine the indirect effect of UVR-mediated… CONTINUE READING
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