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Lake Acidification and the Biology of Adirondack Lakes: Crustacean Zooplankton Communities

TitleLake Acidification and the Biology of Adirondack Lakes: Crustacean Zooplankton Communities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsSutherland, JW, Quinn, SO, Bloomfield, JA, Siegfried, CA
JournalLake and Reservoir Management
Volume1
Issue1
Pagination380 - 384
Date PublishedMar-01-1984
ISSN1040-2381
Abstract
Fifty-five lakes in the Adirondack Mountains of New York were surveyed during 1982 for crustacean zooplankton, rotifers, phytoplankton, and water chemistry. The midsummer surface pH values ranged from 3.60 to 7.25. Lakes were selected in order to have a wide range of morphometry and watershed characteristics. Zooplankton species richness and diversity declined with pH. In lakes with pH less than 5.0, three species tended to dominate the growing season community. A discussion of the zooplankton communities in acidic lakes that have recently been treated with either agricultural limestone or sodium carbonate is included.
URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07438148409354542
DOI10.1080/07438148409354542
Short TitleLake and Reservoir Management