Isle of Lismore, August 2017
 
Lismore lies in the Firth of Lorn and is more fertile than most of the nearby Scottish mainland or islands, due to its limestone geology.
Its name in Gaelic means ' the big garden'. It contains 3 major lochs which have quite deep, fairly clear waters.
The Fiart Farm pond is much shallower (less than 1m) and was heavily impacted by the presence of sheep and geese when sampled.

 

Loch Kilcheran
Loch Fiart
Loch Balnagowan
Fiart Farm pond to the left, middle distance
Balnagowan spring: canalised for watering stock

 

Species

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Loch Kilcheran
Loch Fiart
Pond on Fiart Farm
Loch Balnagowan
Balnagowan spring
pH
 
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5
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7
             
Amphora ovalis

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Anabaena sp. (akinetes)

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Asterionella formosa
 
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Botryococcus braunii

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Bulbochaete

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Calothrix sp.

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 Ceratium furcoides

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 Ceratium hirundinella

 

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 Chaetophora

 

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Chlorella

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Chroococcus turgidus
 
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Chroococcus varius

     
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 Cladophora
 
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Closteriopsis acicularis


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Closterium aciculare

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Coelastrum astroideum

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?Coelastrum
 
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Coelosphaerium kuetzingianum
 
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?Coenochloris fottii

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Coenococcus polycoccus

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Coleochaete orbicularis

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Cosmarium botrytis

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Cosmarium depressum v. planctonicum
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Cosmarium formulosum
 
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Cosmarium humile

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Cosmarium reniforme
 
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Cosmocladium saxonicum

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Cyanodictyon

     
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Cymbella cistula
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 Diatoma ehrenbergii
 
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Dictyosphaerium ehrenbergianum
   
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Dinobryon divergens
 
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Encyonema silesiacum
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Euglena trypteris

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Fragilaria crotonensis

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 Geminella interrupta

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Geminella mutabilis


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 Gloeocystis vesiculosa


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 Gomphonema truncatum



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Gonatozygon monotaenium
 
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?Keratococcus bicaudatus

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Klebsormidium 3.5µm.
 
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Mallomonas sp.
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Mastogloia elliptica

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Merismopedia

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Merismopedia tenuissima

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?Microcystis flos-aquae
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?Monoraphidium arcuatum


Mougeotia 10µm.

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Mougeotia 14µm.
   
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Mougeotia 26µm.
 
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Navicula radiosa
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?Neidium iridis
 
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Nephrocytium ?aghardianum
 
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Nostoc sp.

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?Nostoc

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Oedogonium 20µm.

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Oocystis

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Oocystis lacustris
 
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Oocystis marssonii

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Pandorina morum

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 Pediastrum boryanum
 
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Pinnularia maior

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Quadrigula pfizeri

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Scenedesmus sp.
 
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Scenedesmus aculeolatus

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Scenedesmus communis

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Scenedesmus dimorphus
 
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Scenedesmus ?hystrix
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Scenedesmus opoliensis

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?Snowella
   
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Sphaerocystis
 
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Spirogyra 20µm.
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 Spirogyra 25µm.
 
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 Spirogyra 39µm.
 
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 Staurastrum avicula
 
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 Staurastrum cingulum
 
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Staurastrum cingulum v. obesum
 
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Staurastrum lunatum

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Tetraedron incus
   
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Tolypothrix distorta
 
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Tolypothrix distorta v.penicillata
 
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?Woslozynskia

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Zygnema 18 µm.
 
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Zygnema 26µm.
 
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John Kinross