Future lake food webs in Subarctic have more biomass and contain more omega-3 fatty acids

ScienceDaily | Oct 30, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  • The team measured amount of fish and invertebrates from 20 subarctic lakes along climate and productivity gradient and determined the nutritional quality of organisms in each lake by measuring valuable omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, from primary producer algae communities to top predators.
  • Part of lipids are nutritionally very important including essential omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA.
  • Researchers measured EPA and DHA content from whole food web from algae to carnivorous fish in each lake.