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Influence of nutrients, submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton biomass and diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Europe

Koenraad Muylaert, Carmen Pérez-Martínez, Pedro Sánchez-Castillo, Torben L Lauridsen, Maarten Vanderstukken, Steven AJ Declerck, Katleen Van Der Gucht UGent, José-Maria Conde-Porcuna, Erik Jeppesen and Luc De Meester, et al. (2010) HYDROBIOLOGIA. 653(1). p.79-90
abstract
In order to evaluate latitudinal differences in the relationship of phytoplankton biomass and diversity with environmental conditions in shallow lakes, we sampled 98 shallow lakes from three European regions: Denmark (DK), Belgium/The Netherlands (BNL) and southern Spain (SP). Phytoplankton biomass increased with total phosphorus (TP) concentrations and decreased with submerged macrophyte cover across the three regions. Generic richness was significantly negatively related to submerged macrophyte cover and related environmental variables. Zooplankton:phytoplankton biomass ratios were positively related to submerged macrophyte cover and negatively to phytoplankton generic richness in DK and BNL, suggesting that the low generic richness in lakes with submerged macrophytes was due to a higher zooplankton grazing pressure in these regions. In SP, phytoplankton generic richness was not influenced by zooplankton grazing pressure but related to conductivity. We observed no relationship between phytoplankton generic richness and TP concentration in any of the three regions. The three regions differed significantly with respect to mean local and regional generic richness, with BNL being more diverse than the other two regions. Our observations suggest that phytoplankton diversity in European shallow lakes is influenced by submerged macrophyte cover indirectly by modulating zooplankton grazing. This influence of submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton diversity decreases from north to south.
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Latitudinal variation, Submerged macrophytes, Zooplankton grazing, Eutrophication, Freshwater biodiversity, FISH COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, FRESH-WATER LAKES, SHALLOW LAKES, SPECIES RICHNESS, EQUILIBRIUM PHASES, FLORIDA LAKES, BIODIVERSITY, TEMPERATE, CLIMATE, RESTORATION
journal title
HYDROBIOLOGIA
Hydrobiologia
volume
653
issue
1
pages
79 - 90
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000280092100007
JCR category
MARINE & FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
1.964 (2010)
JCR rank
25/92 (2010)
JCR quartile
2 (2010)
ISSN
0018-8158
DOI
10.1007/s10750-010-0345-1
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English
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A1
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1048122
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1048122
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2010-10-01 10:54:46
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2010-10-01 14:00:39
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  abstract     = {In order to evaluate latitudinal differences in the relationship of phytoplankton biomass and diversity with environmental conditions in shallow lakes, we sampled 98 shallow lakes from three European regions: Denmark (DK), Belgium/The Netherlands (BNL) and southern Spain (SP). Phytoplankton biomass increased with total phosphorus (TP) concentrations and decreased with submerged macrophyte cover across the three regions. Generic richness was significantly negatively related to submerged macrophyte cover and related environmental variables. Zooplankton:phytoplankton biomass ratios were positively related to submerged macrophyte cover and negatively to phytoplankton generic richness in DK and BNL, suggesting that the low generic richness in lakes with submerged macrophytes was due to a higher zooplankton grazing pressure in these regions. In SP, phytoplankton generic richness was not influenced by zooplankton grazing pressure but related to conductivity. We observed no relationship between phytoplankton generic richness and TP concentration in any of the three regions. The three regions differed significantly with respect to mean local and regional generic richness, with BNL being more diverse than the other two regions. Our observations suggest that phytoplankton diversity in European shallow lakes is influenced by submerged macrophyte cover indirectly by modulating zooplankton grazing. This influence of submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton diversity decreases from north to south.},
  author       = {Muylaert, Koenraad and P{\'e}rez-Mart{\'i}nez, Carmen and S{\'a}nchez-Castillo, Pedro and Lauridsen, Torben L and Vanderstukken, Maarten and Declerck, Steven AJ and Van Der Gucht, Katleen and Conde-Porcuna, Jos{\'e}-Maria and Jeppesen, Erik and De Meester, Luc and Vyverman, Wim},
  issn         = {0018-8158},
  journal      = {HYDROBIOLOGIA},
  keyword      = {Latitudinal variation,Submerged macrophytes,Zooplankton grazing,Eutrophication,Freshwater biodiversity,FISH COMMUNITY STRUCTURE,FRESH-WATER LAKES,SHALLOW LAKES,SPECIES RICHNESS,EQUILIBRIUM PHASES,FLORIDA LAKES,BIODIVERSITY,TEMPERATE,CLIMATE,RESTORATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {79--90},
  title        = {Influence of nutrients, submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton biomass and diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Europe},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-010-0345-1},
  volume       = {653},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Muylaert, Koenraad, Carmen Pérez-Martínez, Pedro Sánchez-Castillo, Torben L Lauridsen, Maarten Vanderstukken, Steven AJ Declerck, Katleen Van Der Gucht, et al. 2010. “Influence of Nutrients, Submerged Macrophytes and Zooplankton Grazing on Phytoplankton Biomass and Diversity Along a Latitudinal Gradient in Europe.” Hydrobiologia 653 (1): 79–90.
APA
Muylaert, Koenraad, Pérez-Martínez, C., Sánchez-Castillo, P., Lauridsen, T. L., Vanderstukken, M., Declerck, S. A., Van Der Gucht, K., et al. (2010). Influence of nutrients, submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton biomass and diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Europe. HYDROBIOLOGIA, 653(1), 79–90.
Vancouver
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Muylaert K, Pérez-Martínez C, Sánchez-Castillo P, Lauridsen TL, Vanderstukken M, Declerck SA, et al. Influence of nutrients, submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing on phytoplankton biomass and diversity along a latitudinal gradient in Europe. HYDROBIOLOGIA. 2010;653(1):79–90.
MLA
Muylaert, Koenraad, Carmen Pérez-Martínez, Pedro Sánchez-Castillo, et al. “Influence of Nutrients, Submerged Macrophytes and Zooplankton Grazing on Phytoplankton Biomass and Diversity Along a Latitudinal Gradient in Europe.” HYDROBIOLOGIA 653.1 (2010): 79–90. Print.