The distribution and abundance of algae in saline lakes of Saskatchewan, Canada

  title={The distribution and abundance of algae in saline lakes of Saskatchewan, Canada},
  author={U. Theodore Hammer and Jennifer Shamess and Robert C. Haynes},
Collections of algae, mainly planktonic, were made from 41 saline lakes in southern Saskatchewan ranging in salinity from 3.2 to 428 g l-1. Algae in 7 phyla, 8 classes, 42 families, 91 genera and 212 species and varieties were identified. Fourteen species were restricted to hypersaline (50 g l-1) waters and eleven of these were diatoms. In general, species diversity was inversely related to lake salinity. Algae that were important community constituents over a broad spectrum of salinities were… CONTINUE READING
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