The distribution of microplankton in the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica: response to ecosystem legacy or present-day climatic controls?

@article{Roberts2003TheDO,
  title={The distribution of microplankton in the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes, Antarctica: response to ecosystem legacy or present-day climatic controls?},
  author={Emily C. Roberts and John C Priscu and Craig F. Wolf and Wm. Berry Lyons and Johanna Laybourn-Parry},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={238-249}
}
Plankton abundance and biomass were investigated in five lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Lakes Bonney, Fryxell, Joyce, Hoare and Miers. Despite plankton communities being dominated by organisms <100 μm in length, there were striking differences between the lakes, including large variations in plankton vertical distribution and differences in total plankton biomass. Bacterial biomass was highest in the anoxic monimolimnia of the meromictic lakes, reaching 191 μg C l−1 in Lake… CONTINUE READING

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