Nutrient limitation status of Arctic lakes affects the responses of Cyclotella sensu lato diatom species to light: implications for distribution patterns

  title={Nutrient limitation status of Arctic lakes affects the responses of Cyclotella sensu lato diatom species to light: implications for distribution patterns},
  author={Heera I. Malik and Robert M. Northington and Jasmine E. Saros},
  journal={Polar Biology},
Changing environmental conditions in the Arctic have caused widespread but disparate changes in the relative abundances of diatoms in the Cyclotella sensu lato group since 1850 across Arctic lakes. To better understand the mechanisms behind these species changes, we investigated how the nutrient limitation status of a lake alters the responses of three common Cyclotella sensu lato taxa to light. To assess this, we collected source water with the natural phytoplankton assemblages from lakes in… 
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