Phytoplankton Biodiversity
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  • Release Date: 2022-03-23
  • taxonomic richness
  • density
  • biomass
  • alpine lakes
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This video is adapted from 10.3390/d14010042

Lakes El Sol and La Luna, inside the crater of the Nevado de Toluca volcano, Central Mexico, are the only two perennial high mountain lakes (HML) in the country. HML are considered among the most comparable ecosystems worldwide. These lakes are “extreme” environments with diluted, oligotrophic, and cold waters exposed to high UV radiation doses.

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