Periphyton patterns in lakes

TitlePeriphyton patterns in lakes
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsLowe RL
EditorR. Stevenson J, Bothwell M.L, Lowe RL
Book TitleAlgal Ecology
PublisherAcademic Press
CityNew York, NY

This chapter explores the nature of lentic periphyton. First, the lentic habitat and flora will be examined with the following questions in mind: Where are the periphyton microhabitats and what is their nature? Is there a distinct lentic subset of periphyton? Next, an overview of influential parameters affecting periphyton and particularly lentic periphyton will be presented, followed by a detailed examination of important biotic and abiotic factors that potentially regulate periphyton structure and function in lentic ecosystems.