Thackeray, Stephen and Maberly, Stephen and Winfield, Ian (2005) The ecology of Bassenthwaite Lake (English Lake District). Freshwater Forum, 25, pp. 3-80.
Bassenthwaite Lake is, in many ways, different from the other major lakes in the English Lake District: it is the most northerly, the shallowest, has the largest catchment and the shortest mean retention time. There is also considerable temporal variation in lake level. This article summarises the limnological features of Bassenthwaite Lake, the catchment and physical characteristics before describing the water chemistry, phytoplankton, macrophytes, zooplankton, invertebrates, fish, mammal and invertebrate population. The authors then describe the ecological pressures faced by Bassenthwaite Lake such as nutrients, sediments and introduced species.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||The ecology of Bassenthwaite Lake (English Lake District)|
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|Journal or Publication Title: ||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range: ||pp. 3-80|
|Issuing Agency: ||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Freshwater lakes; Nutrients (mineral); pH; Catchment area; Lake morphology; Phosphorus; Sedimentation; Phytoplankton; Zooplankton; Invertebrate larvae; Aquatic mammals; Introduced species; England; Bassenthwaite; Coregonus albula|
|Item ID: ||4716|
|Depositing User: ||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited: ||14 Jan 2011 14:29|
|Last Modified: ||29 Sep 2011 17:58|
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