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Title: Switch mechanisms between alternative stable states in freshwater communities (01/574/1/A)
Author: D. Stephen
Document Type: Monograph
This is an interim report from the first six months of PhD investigation, from October 1993 to March 1994. Recent field studies have shed light on some aspects of shallow freshwater lake ecology. Prior to these studies it was predicted that a eutrophicated, phytoplankton dominated system could be restored to one dominated by macrophytes simply by reducing the nutrient loading. The contemporary view is that the switch between the two states is more complex than this as at intermediate loadings either state may exist. This interim report introduces the study, lists hypotheses and approaches and contains a number of references. Tables on sampling sites and plant species, as well as a work schedule, are also provided.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Nutrient cycling in ecosystemsMacrophytesEutrophicationMeresSampling
Geographic Keywords: The BroadsWest Midlands
Extent: 10
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