Surprises and insights from long-term aquatic data sets and experiments

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dc.contributor.author Dodds, Walter K.
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Christopher T.
dc.contributor.author Gaiser, Evelyn E.
dc.contributor.author Hansen, Gretchen J. A.
dc.contributor.author Powell, Heather
dc.contributor.author Smith, Joseph M.
dc.contributor.author Morse, Nathaniel B.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Sherri L.
dc.contributor.author Gregory, Stanley V.
dc.contributor.author Bell, Tisza
dc.contributor.author Kratz, Timothy K.
dc.contributor.author McDowell, William H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-14T20:03:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-14T20:03:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14944
dc.description.abstract Long-term research on freshwater ecosystems provides insights that can be difficult to obtain from other approaches. Widespread monitoring of ecologically relevant water-quality parameters spanning decades can facilitate important tests of ecological principles. Unique long-term data sets and analytical tools are increasingly available, allowing for powerful and synthetic analyses across sites. Long-term measurements or experiments in aquatic systems can catch rare events, changes in highly variable systems, time-lagged responses, cumulative effects of stressors, and biotic responses that encompass multiple generations. Data are available from formal networks, local to international agencies, private organizations, various institutions, and paleontological and historic records; brief literature surveys suggest much existing data are not synthesized. Ecological sciences will benefit from careful maintenance and analyses of existing long-term programs, and subsequent insights can aid in the design of effective future long-term experimental and observational efforts. Long-term research on freshwaters is particularly important because of their value to humanity. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.aibs.org/bioscience/index.html en_US
dc.subject Data en_US
dc.subject Lakes en_US
dc.subject Streams en_US
dc.subject Freshwater en_US
dc.subject Long term en_US
dc.title Surprises and insights from long-term aquatic data sets and experiments en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.8.4 en_US
dc.citation.epage 721 en_US
dc.citation.issue 8 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle BioScience en_US
dc.citation.spage 709 en_US
dc.citation.volume 62 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid wkdodds en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jsmith98 en_US

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