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The ecological relevance of shallow lakes has been largely documented. The Pampean plain (Argentina) holds one of the main wetlands of South America, constituted by thousands of shallow lakes which provide valuable ecosystem services, and can be found in any of three regimes: clear-vegetated, inorganic-turbid or phytoplankton-turbid. Since these lakes play an important role in the global carbon balance, metabolism studies encompassing phytoplankton and periphyton under different regimes become relevant. Here, we analyzed the primary production (PP) of phytoplankton and periphyton in three Pampean shallow lakes representing the main types mentioned. The relative contribution of each algal community to the joint PP was different in each lake and related to their regime. The periphyton contribution was higher in the clear-vegetated lake than in the turbid lakes. The phytoplankton-turbid lake exhibited the highest PP for both communities. The inorganic-turbid lake presented the highest light limitation; nonetheless, the efficiency of periphyton in this lake showed an increasing trend with depth, suggesting light acclimation. Although phytoplankton dominated the PP in the three lakes, periphyton contribution was also important, particularly in the clear-vegetated lake. Our results emphasize that the PP of attached communities should be considered to estimate the PP of the whole lake. © 2016, Society of Wetland Scientists.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Phytoplankton and Periphyton Primary Production in Clear and Turbid Shallow Lakes: Influence of the Light Environment on the Interactions between these Communities
Autor:Sánchez, M.L.; Rodríguez, P.; Torremorell, A.M.; Izaguirre, I.; Pizarro, H.
Filiación:Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución, IEGEBA (UBA-CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Intendente Güiraldes 2160, Ciudad Universitaria, C1428EHA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC-CONICET), 9410 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Programa de Ecología de Protistas, Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad de Luján-CONICET, Ruta 5 and Av. Constitución 6700, Luján, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:Clear shallow lakes; Periphyton; Phytoplankton; Primary production; Turbid shallow lakes; algal community; carbon balance; lake ecosystem; light availability; metabolism; periphyton; phytoplankton; primary production; turbidity; Argentina; Sierras Pampeanas; algae
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Título revista:Wetlands
Título revista abreviado:Wetlands


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Sánchez, M.L., Rodríguez, P., Torremorell, A.M., Izaguirre, I. & Pizarro, H. (2017) . Phytoplankton and Periphyton Primary Production in Clear and Turbid Shallow Lakes: Influence of the Light Environment on the Interactions between these Communities. Wetlands, 37(1), 67-77.
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Sánchez, M.L., Rodríguez, P., Torremorell, A.M., Izaguirre, I., Pizarro, H. "Phytoplankton and Periphyton Primary Production in Clear and Turbid Shallow Lakes: Influence of the Light Environment on the Interactions between these Communities" . Wetlands 37, no. 1 (2017) : 67-77.
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Sánchez, M.L., Rodríguez, P., Torremorell, A.M., Izaguirre, I., Pizarro, H. "Phytoplankton and Periphyton Primary Production in Clear and Turbid Shallow Lakes: Influence of the Light Environment on the Interactions between these Communities" . Wetlands, vol. 37, no. 1, 2017, pp. 67-77.
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Sánchez, M.L., Rodríguez, P., Torremorell, A.M., Izaguirre, I., Pizarro, H. Phytoplankton and Periphyton Primary Production in Clear and Turbid Shallow Lakes: Influence of the Light Environment on the Interactions between these Communities. Wetlands. 2017;37(1):67-77.