publication . Article . 2004

The chemical and biological response of two remote mountain lakes in the Southern Central Alps (Italy) to twenty years of changing physical and chemical climate

Aldo Marchetto; Rosario Mosello; Michela Rogora; Marina Manca; Angela Boggero; Giuseppe Morabito; Simona Musazzi; Gabriele A. Tartari; Anna M. Nocentini; Alessandra Pugnetti; ...
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2004
Two small high mountain lakes in the Alps were monitored in 1984-2003 to follow their response to changes in human impact, such as deposition of atmospheric pollutants, fish stocking and climate change. The results were compared to occasional samplings performed in the 1940s, and to the remains found in sediment cores. When monitoring started, the most acid-sensitive of them, Lake Paione Superiore, was acidified, with evident effects in its flora and fauna: benthic diatoms assemblage was shifted towards aci- dophilous species, and zooplankton lost the dominant species, Arctodiaptomus alpinus. Palaeolimnological studies outlined that lake acidification paralleled...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: atmospheric deposition, acidification, plankton, benthos, diatoms, Ecology, Aquatic Science, Water Science and Technology, lcsh:Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, lcsh:G, lcsh:Physical geography, lcsh:GB3-5030, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350, Fauna, Fish stocking, Benthos, Plankton, Benthic zone, Biota, Climate change, Zooplankton, Oceanography
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