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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Physical characterisation and microphytobenthos biomass of estuarine and lagoon environments on the southwest coast of Portugal

Participants in the publication
Fidalgo e Costa, Pedro (Author)
IMAR - Instituto do Mar / Laboratório Marítimo da Guia
Brotas, Vanda (Author)
IO - Instituto de Oceanografia (FCUL)
Dep. Biologia Vegetal
Cancela da Fonseca, Luís (Author)
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO DAS PESCAS E DO MAR
IMAR - Instituto do Mar / Laboratório Marítimo da Guia

Scope
International

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
Three lagoon-estuarine systems of the Southwest coast of Portugal were compared, on the basis of their physical characteristics and microphytobenthos. During a 14-month period(April 1993 to May 1994), monthly samples of sediment were collected intertidally at low tide, in order to characterize the sediment. Organic matter content, granulometry, chlorophyll a and phaeopigment concentration were estimated. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and pH of the bottom layer of water were also measured in situ. Principal ComponentAnalysis (PCA) was used to define and explain relationships between location and the measured variables. Sediment dynamics, driven by tidal currents and runoff during wet periods, apparently control the behaviour of abiotic parameters in these systems.

Date of Publication
2002

Institution
IO - Instituto de Oceanografia (FCUL)

Where published
LIMNETICA

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 0213-8409

Volume
21
Number
1-2

Starting page
69
Last page
79

Keywords
Estuarine systems Microphytobenthos Organic matter Granulometry Salinity


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APA
Fidalgo e Costa, Pedro, Brotas, Vanda, Cancela da Fonseca, Luís, (2002). Physical characterisation and microphytobenthos biomass of estuarine and lagoon environments on the southwest coast of Portugal. LIMNETICA, 21, 69-79. ISSN 0213-8409. eISSN .

IEEE
Fidalgo e Costa, Pedro, Brotas, Vanda, Cancela da Fonseca, Luís, "Physical characterisation and microphytobenthos biomass of estuarine and lagoon environments on the southwest coast of Portugal" in LIMNETICA, vol. 21, pp. 69-79, 2002.

BIBTEX
@article{50063, author = {Fidalgo e Costa, Pedro and Brotas, Vanda and Cancela da Fonseca, Luís}, title = {Physical characterisation and microphytobenthos biomass of estuarine and lagoon environments on the southwest coast of Portugal}, journal = {LIMNETICA}, year = 2002, pages = {69-79}, volume = 21 }