The Mirror Lake Ecosystem, located near the mouth of the Hubbard Brook Valley, has been studied extensively since about 1965 as part of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study.
The research includes work on phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, macrophytes, periphyton, microorganisms, fish, salamanders, temperature and heat content, mixing and circulation, hydrology, biogeochemistry, geology, cultural history, paleoecology and especially air-land-water interactions.
Much of this work is reported, integrated and summarized in Likens, G. E. (Ed.) 1985. An Ecosystem Approach to Aquatic Ecology Mirror Lake and its Environment. Springer-Verlag, New York. 516 pp.
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