Hydrobiologia

, Volume 377, Issue 1–3, pp 177–181 | Cite as

Short-term variations in pelagic photosynthesis demand well-timed sampling to monitor long-term limnological changes in Lake Victoria

  • Jan H. Wanink
  • Jeremiah J. Kashindye
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Abstract

Oxygen concentration and water transparency at two offshore stations in Lake Victoria varied significantly during a few hours around noon. This affects comparative limnological research on changes in oxygenation after a period of perturbation. Most of the recently published papers on this subject do not account for sampling time, whereas our data show the importance of well-timed sampling programmes.

Lake Victoria oxygen transparency pelagic photosynthesis 

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  • Jan H. Wanink
  • Jeremiah J. Kashindye

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