Optimal conditions for primary production in a polymictic tropical lake (Lake Xolotlán, Nicaragua)

@article{Erikson2004OptimalCF,
  title={Optimal conditions for primary production in a polymictic tropical lake (Lake Xolotl{\'a}n, Nicaragua)},
  author={Rolf Erikson and Edmond Hooker and Mariano Mej{\'i}a and Argentina Zelaya and Katherine Vammen},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={382},
  pages={1-16}
}
From 1987 to 1993 we assessed the variation of phytoplankton biomass, underwater irradiance and primary production in Lake Xolotlán (L. Managua, Nicaragua). Chlorophyll- a averaged 65 mg m-3 and maximum and minimum concentrations were 120 and 30 mg m-3, respectively. The variability over depths and weeks was low (CV < 20%). There were strong correlations between particulate carbon and chlorophyll- a (the ratio ≈ 100: 1) and between particulate carbon and particulate nitrogen and phosphorus (the… CONTINUE READING

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