Salt Lakes pp 201-222 | Cite as

On the chemistry and biota of some saline lakes in Western Australia

  • M. C. Geddes
  • P. De Deckker
  • W. D. Williams
  • D. W. Morton
  • M. Topping
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 5)


Several limnological studies of Australian salt lakes have been made. Most relate to Victorian waters (reviewed by Williams 1978), but Bayly (1970) and De Deckker & Geddes (1980) have studied a number of (mostly) ephemeral salt lakes near the coast of south-eastern South Australia. Many similarities occur between lakes in these two regions, the only major differences being the presence of dense angiosperm beds (Ruppia and Lepilaena) and several invertebrates with marine affinities in some of the South Australian lakes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. C. Geddes
    • 1
  • P. De Deckker
    • 1
  • W. D. Williams
    • 1
  • D. W. Morton
    • 2
  • M. Topping
  1. 1.Zool. Dept.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Zool. Dept. MonashSpringfieldUSA

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