The role of solar UV radiation in the ecology of alpine lakes.

@article{Sommaruga2001TheRO,
  title={The role of solar UV radiation in the ecology of alpine lakes.},
  author={Ruben Sommaruga},
  journal={Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 1-2},
  pages={35-42}
}
  • Ruben Sommaruga
  • Published 2001 in
    Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B…
Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 290-400 nm) is a crucial environmental factor in alpine lakes because of the natural increase of the UVR flux with elevation and the high water transparency of these ecosystems. The ecological importance of UVR, however, has only recently been recognized. This review, examines the general features of alpine lakes regarding UVR, summarizes what is known about the role of solar UVR in the ecology of alpine lakes, and identifies future research directions. Unlike… CONTINUE READING
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