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The recent diatom history of Loch Leven, Kinross

Howarth, E.Y.. 1972 The recent diatom history of Loch Leven, Kinross. Freshwater Biology, 2 (2). 131-141. 10.1111/j.1365-2427.1972.tb00366.x

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Abstract/Summary

Diatoms in the top metre of lake sediment have been studied for indications or recent changes in the environment of Loch Leven. The diatoms indicate a eutrophic, alkaline lake with Melosira italica ssp. subarctica, Tabellaria Flocculosa and Stephanodiscus astraea the dominant taxa at the base of the 1-m section. There is then an appeance of Melosira ambigua and Stephanodiscus hantzschii suggesting a richer environment. Post A.D. 1816 changes in taxa suggest possible correlation with the lowering of lake level in 1830 and the dominance of Diatoma elongatum, Cyclotella pseudostelligera, Stephanodiscus astraea var. minutula, S. tenuis, S. hantzschii, and Synedra rumpens and var. soctica in zone 4 agrees with present-day plankton records.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1365-2427.1972.tb00366.x
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0046-5070
Additional Keywords: Loch Leven, Diatoms
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 03 Aug 2010 08:36
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10428

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