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Relationships between surface sediment diatom assemblages and water chemistry gradients in saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica

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Roberts, D and McMinn, A, Relationships between surface sediment diatom assemblages and water chemistry gradients in saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, Antarctic Science, 8, (4) pp. 331-341. ISSN 0954-1020 (1996) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The relationship between surface sediment diatom assemblages and measured limnological variables in 33 coastal Antarctic lakes was examined by constructing a diatom-water chemistry dataset. Canonical correspondence analysis revealed that salinity and silicate each explain significant amounts of variation in the distribution and abundance of the surface sediment diatom taxa. Salinity has the strongest influence, revealing its value for limnological inference models in this coastal Antarctic region.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Natural Hazards
Objective Field:Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Author:Roberts, D (Dr Donna Roberts)
Author:McMinn, A (Professor Andrew McMinn)
ID Code:7070
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:40
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-16
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