|Title||Periphyton patterns in lakes|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Editor||R. Stevenson J, Bothwell M.L, Lowe RL|
|Book Title||Algal Ecology|
|City||New 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.