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Algal Groups Over Time in Sky Pond

October 2020 (approx.)

Detailed Description

Trends in several algal functional groups over time inferred by pigment analyses. The fitted trend lines are depicted with 95% confidence intervals for all major algal pigments in The Loch and Sky Pond time series. Pheophytin a (a) is a proxy for total algal biomass. Lutein and zeaxanthin (b) are indicative of both chlorophytes and cyanobacteria. Diatoxanthin (c) is a proxy for total diatom biomass. Canthaxanthin (d) is a proxy for various Nostocales cyanobacteria, which was representative of other cyanobacteria pigments analyzed in this study. (From Figure 2 in Oleksy et al., 2020).


Courtesy: Isabella Oleksy