Plankton dynamics in the river Rhine during downstream transport as influenced by biotic interactions and hydrological conditions

@article{Ietswaart2004PlanktonDI,
  title={Plankton dynamics in the river Rhine during downstream transport as influenced by biotic interactions and hydrological conditions},
  author={Th. Ietswaart and Lyn Breebaart and Bob Van Zanten and Ronald M Bijkerk},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={410},
  pages={1-10}
}
Two water parcel studies were performed in the river Rhine from Maxau (Germany) to Maassluis (the Netherlands) in the spring and summer of 1995. Chlorophyll-a levels were low both in spring and in summer, probably due to the high discharge in 1995 as compared to other years. Nutrients were never depleted. Zooplankton densities were very low. Diatoms and green algae had positive net apparent growth rates of 0.38 d-1 and 1.01 d-1, respectively, as calculated from cell counts. Grazing experiments… CONTINUE READING

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