Ecological stoichiometry in the microbial food web: a test of the light:nutrient hypothesis

@inproceedings{Elser2003EcologicalSI,
  title={Ecological stoichiometry in the microbial food web: a test of the light:nutrient hypothesis},
  author={James J. Elser and M. Kyle and Wataru Makino and Teruaki Yoshida and J. Urabe},
  year={2003}
}
The ‘light:nutrient hypothesis’ (LNH) states that the importance of the microbial food web relative to grazing impacts by macrozooplankton and the nature of the relationship between algae and bacteria (competition or commensalism) are affected by the balance of light and nutrients experienced by phytoplankton. We tested this hypothesis in field enclosures by manipulating irradiance and nutrient supply in a P-limited lake in Ontario, Canada. Shading and P-enrichment had little effect on standing… CONTINUE READING