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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Diatoms, Lake Michigan, Great Lakes, benthic communities, diversity

Abstract

Diatom assemblages on limestone cobbles collected from 42.7 m depth in the mid-lake high region of Lake Michigan are characterized by low total abundance and low diversity. The flora present contains three associations. A large allochthonous component, comprised of planktonic species and very low numbers of benthic species usually found in shallow water is present. A limited number of dominant taxa appear to be particularly associated with deep habitats in oligotrophic lakes. Other species, usually reported from terrestrial habitats, appear to be associated with the bryophyte Fissidens fontanis which is present in the collections.

Publication Date

June 1981

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

88

Issue

2

First Page

91

Last Page

95

Copyright

© Copyright 1981 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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