Initial microbiological response in lakes to the Mt St Helens eruption

@article{Baross1982InitialMR,
  title={Initial microbiological response in lakes to the Mt St Helens eruption},
  author={John A. Baross and Clifford N. Dahm and Amelia K. Ward and Marvin D. Lilley and James R. Sedell},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1982},
  volume={296},
  pages={49-52}
}
No published reports exist on the early stages in the establishment and succession of microbial communities and associated chemical and geochemical transformations in aquatic environments shortly after a volcanic event. Much of our understanding of volcanic lakes has come from studies carried out years to centuries after the eruption, when the lakes were already stabilized. Here we document the chemical and microbiological responses of lakes and hydrothermal environments in the blast zone near… 

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