Response of epilithic microphytobenthos of the Western Baltic Sea to in situ experiments with nutrient enrichment

  title={Response of epilithic microphytobenthos of the Western Baltic Sea to in situ experiments with nutrient enrichment},
  author={Helke Hillebrand and Ulf Sommer},
The response of epilithic microphytobenthos to in situ nutrient enrichments was studied in the Kiel Fjord, Western Baltic Sea. For this purpose an experimental setup with continuous nutrient supply was designed and installed. Experiments followed the colonization of artificial substrates and the responses of benthic algae to different concentrations and combinations of nitrogen and phosphate. They revealed nitrogen limitation of epilithic microflora from late spring to autumn, such that there… CONTINUE READING

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