Phosphorus uptake into algal biofilms in a lowland chalk river.

@article{Jarvi2002PhosphorusUI,
  title={Phosphorus uptake into algal biofilms in a lowland chalk river.},
  author={Helen P Jarvi and Colin Neal and Alan Warwick and John White and M. Elliott Neal and Heather D Wickham and Linda K Hill and Margaret C. Andrews},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2002},
  volume={282-283},
  pages={353-73}
}
This paper examines the growth and uptake of phosphorus into algal biofilms in the River Kennet, a lowland chalk (Cretaceous-age) stream in southern England. Algal biofilms were grown on artificial plastic substrates (templates) placed (i) on the riverbed and (ii) within the mid-water column. Experiments were set up to examine differences in growth rates of newly colonising biofilms compared with biofilms left to accumulate for periods of up to 6 months. Rates of algal biofilm production were… CONTINUE READING

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