Seasonal Dynamics of Periphyton in a Large Tropical Lake

@article{OReilly2005SeasonalDO,
  title={Seasonal Dynamics of Periphyton in a Large Tropical Lake},
  author={Catherine M. O’Reilly},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={553},
  pages={293-301}
}
Tropical aquatic systems are generally assumed to have little seasonality in productivity patterns. However, this study indicated that there was substantial seasonal variation in epilithic productivity and biomass in tropical Lake Tanganyika, due primarily to seasonal patterns in lake hydrodynamics that influence nutrient availability. Although they support much of the lake’s biological diversity, epilithic algae made a minor contribution to the total energy budget in Lake Tanganyika. A… CONTINUE READING

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