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Epiphytic Diatoms along Environmental Gradients in Western European Shallow Lakes

Blanco, Saul; Cejudo-Figueiras, Cristina; Alvarez-Blanco, Irene; van Donk, Ellen; Gross, Elisabeth M.; Hansson, Lars-Anders LU ; Irvine, Kenneth; Jeppesen, Erik; Kairesalo, Timo and Moss, Brian, et al. (2014) In Clean - Soil, Air, Water 42(3). p.229-235
Abstract
Diatom-based assays have been successfully associated worldwide with the tropic status of lakes. Several studies have demonstrated a correlation between epiphytic diatoms and nutrient load in shallow lakes and wetlands. We examine the relative importance of environmental factors in explaining the structure of epiphytic diatom communities in a set of Western European shallow lakes. The effects of lake physical/chemical, morphometric, and geographical variables on diatom assemblages were tested using distance-based, canonical correspondence and regression analyses. Our results show that epiphytic diatom communities respond, mainly to physical/chemical variables, overriding the effects of lake depth, size, and location. The clustering of... (More)
Diatom-based assays have been successfully associated worldwide with the tropic status of lakes. Several studies have demonstrated a correlation between epiphytic diatoms and nutrient load in shallow lakes and wetlands. We examine the relative importance of environmental factors in explaining the structure of epiphytic diatom communities in a set of Western European shallow lakes. The effects of lake physical/chemical, morphometric, and geographical variables on diatom assemblages were tested using distance-based, canonical correspondence and regression analyses. Our results show that epiphytic diatom communities respond, mainly to physical/chemical variables, overriding the effects of lake depth, size, and location. The clustering of studied systems based along a total phosphorus concentration gradient concurs with previous classification of diatom taxa and nutrient state. Assessment of epiphytic diatoms provided a potential method for shallow lake classification. (Less)
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Bacillariophyta, Bioindication, European shallow lakes, Eutrophication, Total phosphorus
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10.1002/clen.201200630
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  abstract     = {Diatom-based assays have been successfully associated worldwide with the tropic status of lakes. Several studies have demonstrated a correlation between epiphytic diatoms and nutrient load in shallow lakes and wetlands. We examine the relative importance of environmental factors in explaining the structure of epiphytic diatom communities in a set of Western European shallow lakes. The effects of lake physical/chemical, morphometric, and geographical variables on diatom assemblages were tested using distance-based, canonical correspondence and regression analyses. Our results show that epiphytic diatom communities respond, mainly to physical/chemical variables, overriding the effects of lake depth, size, and location. The clustering of studied systems based along a total phosphorus concentration gradient concurs with previous classification of diatom taxa and nutrient state. Assessment of epiphytic diatoms provided a potential method for shallow lake classification.},
  author       = {Blanco, Saul and Cejudo-Figueiras, Cristina and Alvarez-Blanco, Irene and van Donk, Ellen and Gross, Elisabeth M. and Hansson, Lars-Anders and Irvine, Kenneth and Jeppesen, Erik and Kairesalo, Timo and Moss, Brian and Noges, Tiina and Becares, Eloy},
  issn         = {1863-0650},
  keyword      = {Bacillariophyta,Bioindication,European shallow lakes,Eutrophication,Total phosphorus},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {229--235},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Clean - Soil, Air, Water},
  title        = {Epiphytic Diatoms along Environmental Gradients in Western European Shallow Lakes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/clen.201200630},
  volume       = {42},
  year         = {2014},
}