First records of primary producers of epiglacial and supraglacial lakes in western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica

  • Keskitalo J
  • Leppäranta M
  • Arvola L
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Abstract

Epiglacial and supraglacial lakes are characteristic lake types in Antarctica, and regardless of their mostly seasonal existence and ultraoligotrophy, some lakes have a relatively diverse microbial community. The results of water chemistry and phytoplankton, based on basic limnological methods, from five epiglacial and two supraglacial seasonal lakes are presented from western Dronning Maud Land, an area where only physical studies have been previously carried out. Electric conductivity varied mostly between 0.1 and 10 mS m−1 (25 °C), phosphorus concentration was

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  • Antarctica
  • Dronning Maud Land
  • Geochemistry
  • Lakes
  • Phytoplankton
  • Summer

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Authors

  • Jorma Keskitalo

  • Matti Leppäranta

  • Lauri Arvola

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