Special Lake Types

  • Robert G. Wetzel
  • Gene E. Likens


Certain of the vast number of lakes distributed over the surface of the Earth have special limnological characteristics. Bog lakes in the northern latitudes, reservoirs, anthropogenically acidified lakes in Scandinavia and eastern North America and below strip-mining operations, meromictic lakes, playa lakes in arid regions, and alpine lakes, provide examples of a diversity of exceptional conditions that add to the fascination and enjoyment of limnological studies. We suggest you explore as many of these diverse habitats in your local area as possible. A discussion of several examples follows.


Hydrogen Sulfide Natural Lake Sphagnum Moss Meromictic Lake Playa Lake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Wetzel
    • 1
  • Gene E. Likens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Ecosystem StudiesThe New York Botanical Garden, Cary ArboretumMillbrookUSA

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