Chlorophyll production, degradation, and sedimentation: implications for paleolimnology.

S. R. Carpenter, M. M. Elser, James Elser

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Abstract

Chlorophyll production and pigment resuspension were both major sources of water column pigments. Photodegradation rates were rapid and indicated that detritus particles that remained in the epilimnion for periods > 3 days lost nearly all detectable pigments. Therefore, only rapidly sinking detrital particles or those produced in deep layers at low light intensity could make appreciable contributions to sedimentary chlorophyll degradation products. Pheophorbide a, a grazing indicator, was the dominant chlorophyll a degradation product found in sediment traps. Pigment sedimentation increased significantly with mean size of cladocerans and omnivorous copepods. In contrast, sedimentation rates of chlorophyll degradation products did not increase with primary production. In these lakes, deposition of chlorophyll degradation products in sediments depended primarily on size and biomass of grazers. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLimnology & Oceanography
Pages112-124
Number of pages13
Volume31
Edition1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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paleolimnology
pigment
chlorophyll
sedimentation
degradation
epilimnion
photodegradation
sediment trap
resuspension
light intensity
sedimentation rate
detritus
primary production
chlorophyll a
grazing
water column
degradation product
biomass
lake
sediment

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Carpenter, S. R., Elser, M. M., & Elser, J. (1986). Chlorophyll production, degradation, and sedimentation: implications for paleolimnology. In Limnology & Oceanography (1 ed., Vol. 31, pp. 112-124)

Chlorophyll production, degradation, and sedimentation : implications for paleolimnology. / Carpenter, S. R.; Elser, M. M.; Elser, James.

Limnology & Oceanography. Vol. 31 1. ed. 1986. p. 112-124.

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Carpenter, SR, Elser, MM & Elser, J 1986, Chlorophyll production, degradation, and sedimentation: implications for paleolimnology. in Limnology & Oceanography. 1 edn, vol. 31, pp. 112-124.
Carpenter SR, Elser MM, Elser J. Chlorophyll production, degradation, and sedimentation: implications for paleolimnology. In Limnology & Oceanography. 1 ed. Vol. 31. 1986. p. 112-124
Carpenter, S. R. ; Elser, M. M. ; Elser, James. / Chlorophyll production, degradation, and sedimentation : implications for paleolimnology. Limnology & Oceanography. Vol. 31 1. ed. 1986. pp. 112-124
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