Phytoplankton and Epipelon Responses to Clear and Turbid Phases in a Seepage Lake (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

  title={Phytoplankton and Epipelon Responses to Clear and Turbid Phases in a Seepage Lake (Buenos Aires, Argentina)},
  author={M. Casco and Mar{\'i}a Elicia Mac Donagh and M. G. Cano and L. Solari and M. Claps and N. Gabellone},
  journal={International Review of Hydrobiology},
Fil: Casco, Maria Adela. Universidad Nacional de la Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Division Ficologia; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas; Argentina 
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Ecology of Shallow Lakes
  • M. Scheffer
  • Environmental Science
  • Population and Community Biology Series
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1 The story of some shallow lakes.- 2 The abiotic environment.- 3 Phytoplankton.- 4 Trophic cascades.- 5 Vegetation.- 6 Managing the ecosystem.- 7 The limits of knowledge.- References.- Lake index.
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