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Título:
Do years with different ice-out dates influence pelagic and littoral metabolism in a lake?
Autor/es:
SCORDO FACUNDO; CHANDRA SUDEEP; NOAH R. LOTTING; JOSHUA CULPEPPER; SUZANNE J. KELSON; JAMES SIMONS; EDWARD M. KRYNAK; CARINA SEITZ; ERIN SUENAGA
Reunión:
Encuentro; GLEON 21.5 Virtual Meeting, 19-22 October 2020; 2020
Institución organizadora:
GLOBAL LAKE ECOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY NETWORK (GLEON)
Resumen:
The duration of winter ice cover plays a key role in lake metabolism. We analyzed metabolism rates in a littoral (L) and pelagic (P) habitats of a subalpine lake using a metabolism model based on free-water dissolved oxygen during years with early, middle, and late ice-out dates. Gross primary production (GPP) and respiration (R) at L was up to 7.8 and 5.5 times, respectively, higher than at P. GPP and R in both sites was lower during the years with early ice-out (P = 30%, L= 35% decrease) and late ice-out (P = 30%, L= 61% decrease) compared to middle ice-out years. Also, both sites exhibited lower R during the years with early ice-out (P = 26%, L= 41% decrease) and late ice-out (P = 32%, L= 46% decrease). Finally, middle values of net ecosystem production (NEP) were positive during more than 80% of the period analyzed, indicating autotrophic-dominated lake metabolism with one exception in L. In the late ice-out year, L had a negative middle value of NEP during 97% of the analyzed period, showing a shift to heterotrophic metabolism. This study demonstrates how metabolic rates change in different habitats of the lake in years with different ice-out dates. Low heat content on the lake and wash of nutrients and producers late in the ice-free season may have reduced the metabolism during the year with late ice-out. The depletion of nutrients and high grazing rates could have reduced metabolism during the year with early ice-out.