Factors controlling the dominance of Planktothrix agardhii and Limnothrix redekei in eutrophic shallow lakes

  title={Factors controlling the dominance of Planktothrix agardhii and Limnothrix redekei in eutrophic shallow lakes},
  author={Jacqueline R{\"u}cker and Claudia Wiedner and Paul Zippel},
Lakes in the Scharmützelsee-region (East-Brandenburg,Germany) were found to be dominated either by Limnothrixredekei or Planktothrix agardhii. These dominanceregimes were stable over the whole investigation period from1993 to 1995. Six lakes (maximum depth between 2 and 12 m)were compared in regard to physical and chemical conditions tofind reasons for the superiority of the first or the secondspecies. All investigated lakes are polymictic but show,nevertheless differences in their mixing… 

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