RE: NANFA-- oligotrophic lakes

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Sun, 29 Apr 2001 14:05:49 -0500

Check out: G. Evelyn Hutchinson's "Treatise on Limnology Vol. III -
Limnological Botany." I think that most medium- to large-size university
libraries will have it. I had to read it, but that was over 15 years ago,
and I did not have much interest in aquatic plants then. I do remember that
spatial distributions were covered intensively, with good x-sectional
diagrams, and I believe that temporal succession was addressed.
Hutchinson's first Vol in the series was on chemical limnology. Because of
his pre-existing interest in trophic status of lakes, successional changes
in plants should be addressed in the subsequent volume.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- oligotrophic lakes

sorry about the confusion, yes, I meant the first step from an
oligotrophic to a eutrophic, or a mesotrophic for that matter. When the lake

matures enough, and there enough nutrients for the vascular plants to feed
off of and grow, I wonder what family of plants are the first to take
advantage of the nutrients.
___Dan Marshall, MI

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