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Main Title Biological Investigations of Lake Wingra.
Author Bauman, Paul C. ; Hasle, Arthur D. ; Koonc, Joseph F. ; Teraguch, Mitsuo ;
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Lab. of Limnology.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-16010-EHR; 00833,; R3-73-044
Stock Number PB-224 930
Additional Subjects ( Fresh water biology ; Ecology) ; Biomass ; Algae ; Biomass ; Phytoplankton ; Zooplankton ; Seasional variations ; Crustacea ; Fishes ; Water chemistry ; Optimization ; Primary biological productivity ; Abundance ; Microorganisms ; Statistical analysis ; Sampling ; Lake Wingra ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Energy budget ; Madison(Wisconsin)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-224 930 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 126p
An investigation of seasonal changes in species diversity and biomass of phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, and fish in Lake Wingra, Madison, Wisconsin, was conducted during 1970 and 1971. The objective was to obtain ecological data on the biological components of an aquatic ecosystem and to utilize these data along with concurrent chemical data to aid the development of systems models of nutrient and energy fluxes in lake drainage basins. Interpretations of the data reveal several important considerations for models of lake systems and future studies of Lake Wingra. Phytoplankton associations, for example, appear to be adaptive, self-organizing systems. Such behavior suggests the possibility to apply optimization principles to phytoplankton models. The data suggest, furthermore, that optimization analysis can be based on size particle distributions of the phytoplankton, which, rather than species, appears to be the basis of phytoplankton categories. Zooplankton and benthos analyses, on the other hand, indicate that energy and nutrient fluxes may be adequately approximated by simulating only a few species. (Modified author abstract)