Size‐fractionated phytoplankton biomass and its implications for the dynamics of an oligotrophic tropical lake

@article{Adame2007SizefractionatedPB,
  title={Size‐fractionated phytoplankton biomass and its implications for the dynamics of an oligotrophic tropical lake},
  author={Maria Fernanda Adame and Javier Alcocer and Elva G. Escobar},
  journal={Freshwater Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={53},
  pages={22-31}
}
SUMMARY 1. Size-fractionated phytoplankton biomass was examined in relation to the hydrodynamics of tropical Lake Alchichica from 1999 to 2002. 2. Alchichica is a warm monomictic lake, in which mixing takes place from late December to early March. The lake is oligotrophic (mean total chlorophyll-a concentration 4.2 ± 4.2 l gL )1 ) and its phytoplankton biomass is dominated (72.3 ± 16.4%) by large individuals (>2 lm). The degree of dominance of the large size class (nano- and microplankton) over… Expand
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