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Time series of physical, chemical and plankton parameters in Lake Maarsseveen I: 1980–1986

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In 1983, an unexpected bloom of the cyanobacteriaMicrocystis aeruginosa was observed in Lake Maarsseveen I. It was supposed that this phenomenon might be an indication of accelerated eutrophication of the lake. However, data on physical, chemical and phytoplankton parameters, collected over the last 6 years do not support this contention. Phytoplankton total phosphate and physical characteristics did not change. Annual levels of dissolved nutrients such as silicate and nitrate were even observed to show significant decreases over the period of observation.

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Lingeman, R., Heinis, F. & Veen, A. Time series of physical, chemical and plankton parameters in Lake Maarsseveen I: 1980–1986. Hydrobiological Bulletin 21, 25–38 (1987).

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  • light
  • temperature
  • oxygen
  • nutrients
  • phytoplankton
  • eutrophication
  • Lake maarsseveen