Summer phytoplankton in selected lakes of the East Suwałki Lakeland in relation to the chemical water parameters

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The study covered a complex of 16 lakes of the East Suwałki Lakeland, distinguished by high differentiation of morphometric parameters determining their polymictic or dimictic character. In half of the lakes studied, the occurrence of summer water thermal stratification was observed. It strongly influenced the vertical qualitative and quantitative diversification of phytoplankton. The majority of the lakes studied were classified as eutrophic waters. Only lakes Szelment Wielki and Pejcze had the Carlson chlorophyll index at the boundary of mesoeutrophy. In the case of the majority of the lakes, the concordance of all the trophy indices was recorded. In 6 mesoeutrophic lakes, the character of water was only suggested by phytoplankton parameters

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