Ecological Potentials for Planktonic Development and Food Web Interactions in Extremely Acidic Mining Lakes in Lusatia

  • B. Nixdorf
  • K. Wollmann
  • R. Deneke
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Lakes can be acidified naturally (crater lakes or other volcanic waters) or by anthropogenic impact (acid rain and mine tailing). Contrary to the very well investigated physicochemical mechanisms and ecological consequences of the atmospheric acidification of lakes (Steinberg and Wright 1994), knowledge about the limnology in geogenically acidified lakes is limited (Geller et al., this Vol.). Normally it is expected that, except for specialized bacteria and fungi, only a few organisms are able to survive in lake waters with pH < 3.


Total Phosphorus Dissolve Inorganic Carbon Soluble Reactive Phosphorus Acid Neutralization Capacity Mining Lake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Nixdorf
    • 1
  • K. Wollmann
    • 1
  • R. Deneke
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Process EngineeringBrandenburg Technical University of CottbusBad SaarowGermany

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