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B.F. Cumming; Wilson, S.E., Hall, R.I.; John P. Smol:

Diatoms from British Columbia (Canada) Lakes and their Relationship to Salinity, Nutrients and Other Limnological Variables

1995. IV, 207 pages, 248 figures, 6 tables, 1041 photos on 60 plates, 14x22cm, 470 g
Language: English

(Bibliotheca Diatomologica, Band 31)

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Contents

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Abstract IV
Acknowledgements IV
Introduction: Environmental Change, Paleolimnology, and Diatoms 1
Methods 2
(a) Diatom preparation and analysis 2
(b) Statistical analyses 3
(I) Ordination 3

(II) Estimation of the optima and tolerances of taxa to environmental
gradients 3
Chapter 1: Diatoms as Indicators of Salinity and Brine Composition 6
1.1 Introduction 6
1.2 Study area 7
1.3 Methods 10
1.3.1 Sampling methods 10
1.3.2 Laboratory methods 12
1.3.3 Statistical analyses 13
(a) Ordination 13
(b) Development of diatom-based salinity inference models 14
1.4 Distributions of diatom taxa along gradients of salinity, ionic composition
and other environmental variables, and salinity inference models 14
1.5 Distributions of dominant diatom taxa along a gradient of lake-water
salinity 19
Chapter 2: Diatoms as Indicators of Lake Trophic Status 39
2.1 Introduction 39
2.2 Study area 39
2.3 Methods 40
2.3.1 Sampling methods 40
2.3.2 Laboratory methods 40
2.3.3 Statistical analyses 41
(a) Data screening 41
(b) Regression and calibration 41
2.4 Distributions of diatom taxa along multiple environmental gradients and
total phosphorus inference models 42
2.5 Distributions of dominant diatom taxa along a gradient of total
phosphorus 43
References 66
Plates 73
Appendices 195
Species Index 203