Articles | Volume 13, issue 15
Research article
08 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 08 Aug 2016

Bacterial production in subarctic peatland lakes enriched by thawing permafrost

Bethany N. Deshpande, Sophie Crevecoeur, Alex Matveev, and Warwick F. Vincent


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (26 May 2016) by Maria Tzortziou
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2016) by Maria Tzortziou
Short summary
Subarctic lakes are changing in size as a result of permafrost thawing, resulting in mobilization of soil materials. Our study characterizes the carbon and nutrient regime of a set of thaw lakes and their adjacent permafrost soils in a rapidly degrading landscape, showing how these materials create favorable conditions for aquatic bacterial communities. We discuss the controls over the bacterial community, and demonstrate that gain processes are not a primary control.
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