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The PEG model is a classical verbal model on plankton succession in lakes established in Sommer et al. (1986) and revisited by e.g. Sommer et al. (2013) and Domis de Senerpont (2013). Despite its success the patterns proposed by the PEG model have never been thorougly tested. With this GLEON project we aim to test the predictions of the PEG model in respect to zooplankton biomass dynamics. We aim at providing typical zooplankton biomass seaonal patterns for lakes of different trophic state and in different climatic zones. We hope to collect data from dozens of lakes. Our current list of data sets inlcude those of: Crater Lake, Ford Lake, Harp Lake, Lac Croche, Lago Maggiore, Lake Aleknagik, Lake Annecy, Lake Bourget, Lake Champlain, Lake Constance, Lake Geneva, Lake Washington, Lough Feeagh, Oneida Lake, Tjeukemeer Data sets will be included provided that data will cover at least one full season (total year or ice-free season) with at least a fortnightly resolution of zooplankton biomass or abundance data. Data analysis will start at 01 August 2015

2014-12-08 to 2016-12-08
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