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Environmental controls on algal community structure and function in boreal wetlands

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2010

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Wyatt, Kevin H., 2010, Environmental controls on algal community structure and function in boreal wetlands: Michigan State University.

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Compared to lakes and streams, we know relatively little about algal ecology in freshwater wetlands. This discrepancy is particularly acute in boreal regions, where wetlands are abundant and processes related to climate change are expected to alter the hydrology, pH and nutrient concentrations of aquatic ecosystems. To evaluate how accelerated nutrient inputs might affect algal structure and function in boreal wetlands, I enriched mesocosms in an Alaskan marsh with all possible combinations of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and silica (Si). Algal growth was not stimulated following enrichment with any nutrient alone or with P and Si together, but increased significantly with the addition of N in any combination with P and Si. Water column [...]

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