Small scales patchiness of phytoplankton biomass was
the area around a single sampling station on a
freshwater lake (Charnwood Water. Loughborough.
between October l978 and October 1981.
Patchiness in zooplankton and nutrients was also investigated.
Data were initially examined by one-way analysis of variance in
order to separate actual variation from measurement error.
Nested analysis of variance models were used to examine the
relative contributions of horizontal. vertical and diurnal
variation and two-way analysis of variance was used to examine
the importance of horizontal variation on the resolution of
seasonal changes in phytoplankton biomass...
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.