Year-round measures of planktonic metabolism reveal net autotrophy in surface waters of a Great Lakes estuary

@inproceedings{Defore2016YearroundMO,
  title={Year-round measures of planktonic metabolism reveal net autotrophy in surface waters of a Great Lakes estuary},
  author={Angela L. Defore and Anthony D. Weinke and Morgan M. Lindback and Bopaiah A. Biddanda},
  year={2016}
}
During 2009 and 2010, we quantified monthly changes in plankton metabolism and environmental variables in the surface waters of Muskegon Lake, a Great Lakes estuary connected to Lake Michigan. Muskegon Lake’s mean (±SE) annual gross plankton primary production (GPP) and respiration (R) rates were 46 ± 9 and 23 ± 4 mg C l−1 yr−1, respectively. GPP:R ratios of 0.6 to +4.8 with a yearly mean of 2.0 ± 0.3 indicated that the surface water of Muskegon Lake was net autotrophic during all but the… CONTINUE READING

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