Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 13, 365–374, 2016

Special issue: Freshwater ecosystems in changing permafrost landscapes

Biogeosciences, 13, 365–374, 2016

Research article 19 Jan 2016

Research article | 19 Jan 2016

Microbial nutrient limitation in Arctic lakes in a permafrost landscape of southwest Greenland

B. Burpee et al.

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This study investigates microbial nutrient limitation patterns across a region of southwest Greenland in relation to environmental factors. Using microbial enzyme activities to infer nutrient limitation patterns, we determined that most lakes are P-limited. Further, P limitation was tightly controlled by lake dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration.
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