Seasonal abundance, biomass and morphological diversity of picoplankton in lake superior: importance of water column mixing

  title={Seasonal abundance, biomass and morphological diversity of picoplankton in lake superior: importance of water column mixing},
  author={Hunter J. Carrick and E. Mc Cafferty and April N Ilacqua and Steven A. Pothoven and Gary L. Fahnenstiel},
Pico and nano-sized plankton play an important role in regulating the trophic dynamics and key biogeochemical cycles in most pelagic environments, such changes in their abundance and population dynamics can alter ecosystem-level changes [1,2]. Both heterotrophic (Hpico) and phototrophic (Ppico) picoplankton are particularly important in oligotrophic lakes, with deep water column depths and long residence times [3,4]. In ecosystems such as these, Ppico contribute significantly or dominate… 
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