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Title: Towards a quantitative reconstruction of lake trophic state in temperate lakes using subfossil cladocera and diatoms: Composition of a training set from NE Poland


Geographia Polonica Vol. 95 No. 3 (2022)



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We present a training set, the database involving physical-chemical water parameters together with the subfossil Cladocera and diatoms community composition in the surface sediments of 64 postglacial lakes in NE Poland sampled along a wide trophic gradient (from oligo- to highly eutrophic). The most important water parameters measured in water were chlorophyll-a, electrical conductivity (EC) and oxygen concentration. In addition, total phosphorus (TP) and Secchi depth (SD) were determined for the surface water layer. The data collected will be used to calculate a transfer-function for quantitative reconstruction of trophic state in freshwater temperate lakes.


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