Geothermal diatoms: a comparative study of floras in hot spring systems of Iceland, New Zealand, and Kenya

@article{Owen2008GeothermalDA,
  title={Geothermal diatoms: a comparative study of floras in hot spring systems of Iceland, New Zealand, and Kenya},
  author={R. Owen and R. W. Renaut and B. Jones},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={610},
  pages={175-192}
}
Diatom floras were examined from geothermal environments in three contrasting tectonic settings. These included subduction-related acid and alkaline springs in New Zealand; alkaline springs along a divergent plate boundary on Iceland; and alkaline springs in the Kenya Rift. These shallow (<1 cm) aquatic environments vary considerably (e.g., temperature: 21.3–99°C; pH: 2.1–9.65; 56.41–643 mg l−1 SiO2). Diatoms form an important component of geothermal floras at temperatures of <45°C. The floras… Expand
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