Recent climate extremes alter alpine lake ecosystems

@article{Parker2008RecentCE,
  title={Recent climate extremes alter alpine lake ecosystems},
  author={B. R. Parker and R. Vinebrooke and D. Schindler},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={105},
  pages={12927 - 12931}
}
  • B. R. Parker, R. Vinebrooke, D. Schindler
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Here, we show that alpine lake ecosystems are responsive to interannual variation in climate, based on long-term limnological and meteorological data from the Canadian Rockies. In the 2000s, in years with colder winter temperatures, higher winter snowfall, later snowmelt, shorter ice-free seasons, and dryer summers, relative to the 1990s, alpine lakes became clearer, warmer, and mixed to deeper depths. Further, lakes became more dilute and nutrient-poor, the latter leading to significant… CONTINUE READING

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