Temporary shallow pools in high-Andes 'bofedal' peatlands: a limnological characterization at different spatial scales

J.S. Coronel, S. Declerck, Inés Maldonado-Lasunción, F. Ollevier, L. Brendonck

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Abstract

This study is the first to characterize the limnological features of high-altitude peatland pools in the Andes cordillera (>4000 m). Data were collected at two different spatial scales: the scale of individual patches of peatland (bofedales; areas ranging between 0.0 1 and 10 ha) and the scale of 'localities' (areas of approximately 7 km(2)). Patterns of variable associations were similar at the different spatial scales. The major gradient of variation appeared to represent a productivity gradient. Water plant cover and richness were associated with alkalinity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-96
Number of pages12
JournalArch. Sci.
Volume57
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Andean temporary pools physico-chemistry of bofedales high-altitude peatlands Limnology chemical limnology lakes phosphorus area Science & Technology - Other Topics

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    Coronel, J. S., Declerck, S., Maldonado-Lasunción, I., Ollevier, F., & Brendonck, L. (2004). Temporary shallow pools in high-Andes 'bofedal' peatlands: a limnological characterization at different spatial scales. Arch. Sci., 57(2-3), 85-96.