Water chemistry and ecological dynamics

Basic Information
Activity Type
Abstract
The major threats to the biodiversity of mountain lakes are growth in tourism, rapid urbanization, pollution, land use intensification, water uptake, progressive eutrophication, introduction of alien species and climate change, with variable weight in different Protected Areas. Typical phenological responses to changing conditions include shifts in timing, magnitude and duration of phytoplankton blooms, as well as altered community composition, nutrient load and pollutants.
Waters samples for physical and chemical parameters (major and minor ions, organic carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, pH, conductivity) and population dynamics (phytoplankton, zooplankton) have been collected since 2008 from alpine lakes, following a depth-integrated sampling. Measurements are carried out two times for year.
Date Range
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Parameters
nitrogen content
available phosphorus
oxygen saturation
zooplankton biomass
phytoplankton biomass
zooplankton abundance
phytoplankton abundance
lake temperature
water temperature
dissolved organic carbon in water
specific conductivity
conductivity
water alkalinity
water acidity
water parameter
total organic carbon
species abundance
community composition
ammonium nitrogen content
ammonium content
nitrogen content
ecosystem parameter
Keywords
Alpine lakes
high mountain lake
cations
anions
nitrate
water temperature
water properties
food webs
zooplankton
phytoplankton
water chemistry
phenology
UUID
0d50693b-3d5e-4513-89fb-98187dbc38cb
Extended Information
Data available for EcoPotential
Yes
Data digitally available
Yes
Open Data
No
Temporal Resolution
Boundaries