Great Basin Naturalist


Because of a previous study of wet meadows, an investigation of Carnero Lake, White Mountains of Arizona, which is ecologically advancing toward a wet meadow, was undertaken. Information on eutrophication and successional patterns in ponds of the ponderosa pine is needed for better understanding of that ecosystem. Aerial infrared photographs were taken to delineate areas containing aquatic vegetation and as an aid in identifying zones around the pond. Five zones from open water to ponderosa pine were found. Abundance of vegetation by species was estimated in each zone. Protein analyses are given for 29 of the 32 species listed.