'The highly nervous system of the English Lakes': aquatic ecosystem sensitivity to external changes, as demonstrated by diatoms.

Haworth, E.Y. (1985) 'The highly nervous system of the English Lakes': aquatic ecosystem sensitivity to external changes, as demonstrated by diatoms. In: Fifty-third annual report for the year ended 31st March 1985. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 60-79. (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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Abstract

The author reviews the stratigraphic diatom profile of Cumbrian lakes since the last glaciation. Knowledge of both present and previous interglacials suggests that a natural cycle of change is imposed on all lakes. The nature of inwashed material is dependant on climatic and natural soilcycles and this affects the water quality and sensitive aquatic biota. Anthropogenic effects are superimposed upon this with forest clearance and pollution. Whilst some Cumbrian diatom profiles extend over the entire post glacial, others cover only detailed sections relating to particular problems. Causes and effect of recent changes in lakes can be studied using indicator species but palaeocology contributes greatly to understanding of long term changes.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: 'The highly nervous system of the English Lakes': aquatic ecosystem sensitivity to external changes, as demonstrated by diatoms.
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Haworth, E.Y.
Title of Book: Fifty-third annual report for the year ended 31st March 1985
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Page Range: pp. 60-79
Date: 1985
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biostratigraphy; Climatic changes; Colonization; Cores; Environmental effects; Eutrophication; Fossil diatoms; Historical account; Land use; pH; Palynology; Sediment analysis; Sedimentology; Water quality; Lake District; Cumbria; Annual report
Subjects: Biology
Limnology
Item ID: 5241
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 17:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:13
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5241

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