Difference between revisions of "Trophic status"

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''Mesotrophic'' (medium) having intermediate levels of primary productivity; pertaining to water having intermediate levels of the minerals required by green plants;  
 
''Mesotrophic'' (medium) having intermediate levels of primary productivity; pertaining to water having intermediate levels of the minerals required by green plants;  
''Oligotrophic'' (little-fed), nutrient-poor except for oxygen, low primary productivity. The trophic status for any one wetland is a condition determinated by the surrounding catchment, landform and geology.<ref>[http://www.coastalpractice.net/glossary/index.htm CoPraNet Glossary]</ref>
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''Oligotrophic'' (little-fed), nutrient-poor except for oxygen, low primary productivity. The trophic status for any one wetland is a condition determinated by the surrounding catchment, landform and geology.
 
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Latest revision as of 11:24, 1 August 2020

Definition of Trophic status:
'Trophic' comes from Greek word for feeding. There are generally three classes distinguished:

Eutrophic (well-fed) means nutrient rich and is usually associated with high primary productivity and low oxygen levels;

Mesotrophic (medium) having intermediate levels of primary productivity; pertaining to water having intermediate levels of the minerals required by green plants;

Oligotrophic (little-fed), nutrient-poor except for oxygen, low primary productivity. The trophic status for any one wetland is a condition determinated by the surrounding catchment, landform and geology.
This is the common definition for Trophic status, other definitions can be discussed in the article