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A new indicator for marine ecosystem changes: the diatom/dinoflagellate index

21.08.2017 09:12

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The quality of the food web in the Baltic Sea and how it can be determined is subject of two articles by Norbert Wasmund, phytoplanktologist at the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, recently published in the international open access journal „Frontiers in Marine Science“. He describes a new indicator basing on relatively simple measurements and simultaneously applicable as an indicator for eutrophication: the diatoms/dinoflagellates index - in short: the dia/dino index.

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