Chlorophyll derivatives in woodland, swamp, and pond soils of Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Minnesota

Eville Gorham, Jon E. Sanger

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Abstract

Concentrations of chlorophyll derivatives in the organic matter of woodland, swamp, and pond soils are clearly related to water logging and level of soil water table. Average amounts of pigment (in arbitrary units per g ignition loss) are as follows: woodland hums layers, 0.5, swamp-hummock peats 0.3, swamp-flat peats 0.8, swamp-hollow peats 1.8, pond muds 9.6. The marked difference in amounts of pigment between pond muds and waterlogged peats of the swamp hollows reflects the much greater pigment concentration in phytoplankton than in the rooted plants of swamp and forest vegetation.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationRecent Research in the Fields of Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Nuclear Geochemistry
EditorsYasuo Miyake, Tadashiro Koyama
Place of PublicationTokyo
PublisherMaruzen Co.
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1964

Publication series

NameRecent Research in the Fields of Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Nuclear Geochemistry
PublisherMaruzen Co.

Keywords

  • Fossil pigments in lake sediments as indicators of productivity, evolution, eutrophication and sources of organic matter

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Gorham, E., & Sanger, J. E. (1964). Chlorophyll derivatives in woodland, swamp, and pond soils of Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Minnesota. In Y. Miyake, & T. Koyama (Eds.), Recent Research in the Fields of Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Nuclear Geochemistry (pp. 1-12). (Recent Research in the Fields of Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Nuclear Geochemistry). Maruzen Co..