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Planktonic diatoms and silica in Loch Leven, Kinross, Scotland: a one month silica budget.

Bailey-Watts, A.E.. 1976 Planktonic diatoms and silica in Loch Leven, Kinross, Scotland: a one month silica budget. Freshwater Biology, 6 (3). 203-213. 10.1111/j.1365-2427.1976.tb01606.x

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Abstract/Summary

Diatom populations and silica concentrations were monitored at frequent intervals in the shallow, eutrophic Loch Leven over a 27-day period (October 1972) and the influences of the inflows, outflow and the sediment were assessed. Changes in dissolved and particulate silica are accounted for by incorporating the results into a silica budget. During this period processes affecting silica within the loch were more important than those outside. The incorporation of diatom frustules into the sediments and the release of dissolved silica from the sediments appeared to be of particular importance. Evidence suggests that dissolution of the frustules of some planktonic diatom species was also important.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1365-2427.1976.tb01606.x
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0046-5070
Additional Keywords: Loch Leven
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 03 Aug 2010 08:37
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10429

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