Hydrobiologia

, Volume 103, Issue 1, pp 103–106

Relationship between sedimentary pigments and primary production: evidence from core analyses of twelve Italian lakes

  • Piero Guilizzoni
  • Giuliano Bonomi
  • Gaetano Galanti
  • Delio Ruggiu
Part One: Method and Their Application

DOI: 10.1007/BF00028436

Cite this article as:
Guilizzoni, P., Bonomi, G., Galanti, G. et al. Hydrobiologia (1983) 103: 103. doi:10.1007/BF00028436

Abstract

A statistically significant correlation of the type y = axb between sedimentary plant pigments and contemporary algal primary production has been found in a study of the recent trophic evolution of twelve Italian lakes. The equation is used to assess baseline production levels in periods (50–70 years ago) when human influence was low.

Keywords

paleolimnology sedimentary pigments primary production core analyses 

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Piero Guilizzoni
    • 1
  • Giuliano Bonomi
    • 1
  • Gaetano Galanti
    • 1
  • Delio Ruggiu
    • 1
  1. 1.C.N.R. Istituto Italiano di IdrobiologiaPallanza (NO)Italia