Shallow lakes: The absolute, the relative, the functional and the pragmatic

Judit Padisák, Colin S. Reynolds

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Abstract

This short essay will give a brief overview of the role of depth in the ecosystemic function of inland waters and the properties that make them 'shallow' or 'deep'. In accord with the title, we will consider absolute and relative measures but because neither always succeeds in predicting the properties of shallow lakes, we venture a slightly more pragmatic appreciation of ecological function in shallow lakes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume506-509
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2003

Keywords

  • Deepness
  • Fetch
  • Monin-obukhov length
  • Shallowness
  • Stability of stratification
  • Wedderburn number

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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