The ecology of Bassenthwaite Lake (English Lake District)

Thackeray, Stephen and Maberly, Stephen and Winfield, Ian (2005) The ecology of Bassenthwaite Lake (English Lake District). Freshwater Forum, 25, pp. 3-80.

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Abstract

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)
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Thackeray, Stephen
Maberly, Stephen
Winfield, Ian
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 25
Page Range: pp. 3-80
Date: 2005
ISSN: 0961-4664
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
Subjects: Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4716
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2011 13:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:58
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4716

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