System Glossary
 Glossary Search for dystrophic (Search Options)

Definition of Term

(English) A type of lake in cold climates with low productivity, limited photosynthesis, scarce phytoplankton, carbon dioxide high and with hypoliminion oxygen depleted. Calcium, phosphorous and nitrogen scanty. Basin deep to shallow, found in boggy areas or mountains, with yellow to brown color and fairly abundant littoral vegetation. Generally transforms into a peat bog as organic materials accumulate because of only partial decomposition. Also used to refer to species inhabiting such lakes. (See also: productivity, photosynthesis, hypolimnion)

Other Search Engines

European Environment Agency Glossary of the European Environmental Agency
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica Highly authoritative source
EPA Terms Glossary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Google Search The largest Internet Search Engine
Google Image Search for Images related to the term
eENVplus Thesaurus Thesaurus gathering glossaries for biodiversity, environment and biogeography
A-Z Biodiversity Terms Glossary providing definitions of terms, areas and acronyms related to biodiversity, commonly used, internationally recognized where possible, well referenced, and derived from legitimate sources
Glossary Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Back to Search
Back to Top