Measurement and variability of lake metabolism

By:  and 



Aim: The aim of this article is to provide an overview of what contributes to lake metabolism, a brief overview of methods for estimating lake metabolism, and drivers of metabolism variability within and across lakes.

Main concepts covered: In this article, we describe the key drivers of within and across lake variability in metabolism including lake morphometry, nutrients, light availability, temperature, and organic matter and how these drivers shape lake metabolic patterns across Earth's biomes.

Conclusion/Outlook: We end the article with how interacting factors influence lake metabolic rates and how recent and future global changes may influence lake metabolism patterns.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Measurement and variability of lake metabolism
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00029-3
Edition Second Edition
Volume 2
Year Published 2022
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) WMA - Integrated Information Dissemination Division
Description 11 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
First page 163
Last page 173
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional publication details