The physical features of a fen are discussed including chemical and physical analyses of the water. Diatom samples were taken during the summer of 1962 and a list of 48 species distributed among 20 genera was compiled. A series of photomicrographs of some of the species is presented. Ecological and floristic differences between cold and warm pools are discussed and a comparison with the diatom flora of the Cabin Creek Raised Bog in Indiana (published by C. W. Reimer) is made.
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Shobe, W. Randall; Stoermer, Eugene F.; and Dodd, John D.
"Notes on Iowa Diatoms IV. : The Diatoms in a Northwest Iowa Fen,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 70:
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol70/iss1/16