Deals with eutrophication impact on ecosystem functioning with a different focus and broader perspective
Takes into account the effects of multiple stressors on microalgal assemblages Includes specific contributions on the autoecology and taxonomy of dinoflagellates and cyanobacteria
Features examples of applications of the morphology-, morpho-functional and functional groups (FG), (MFG) and (MBFG)
Phytoplankton responses to human impact at different scales providesa state-of-the-art review of changes in the phytoplankton assemblages determined by human alterations of lakes and rivers. A wide spectrum of case studies describe the effects due to eutrophication and climate change, as well as other impacts connected with watershed management, hydrological alterations and introduction of non-indigenous species. The volume also includes two wide reviews on planktonic coccoid green algae and planktic heterocytous cyanobacteria. This book is addressed to ecologists and scientists involved in phytoplankton ecology and taxonomy. Many case studies provide a sound scientific basis of knowledge for a wise management of water bodies.
Previously published in Hydrobiologia, vol. 698, 2012
1. Foreword.- 2. Phytoplankton response to a changing climate.- 3. Long-term trends and ?ne year-to-year tuning of phytoplankton in large lakes are ruled by eutrophication and atmospheric modes of variability.- 4. Deep living Planktothrix rubescens modulated by environmental constraints and climate forcing.- 5. Resource ratio and human impact.- 6. Temperature modulated effects of nutrients on phytoplankton changes in a mountain lake.- 7. Coupling high-resolution measurements to a three-dimensional lake model to assess the spatial and temporal dynamics of the cyanobacterium Planktothrix rubescens in a medium-sized lake.- 8. Mixotrophic phytoplankton is enhanced by UV radiation in a low altitude, P-limited Mediterranean lake.- 9. Sedimentation of phytoplankton.- 10. Watershed land use types as drivers of freshwater phytoplankton structure.- 11. Catchement land use and trophic state impacts on phytoplankton composition.- 12. Phytoplankton dynamics in permanent and temporary Mediterranean waters.- 13. Present-absent.- 14. Bloom forming cyanobacterial complexes co-occurring in a subtropical large reservoir: validation of dominant eco-strategies.- 15. The habitat template of morphology-based functional groups.- 16. Comparison of morpho-functional phytoplankton classifications in human-impacted shallow lakes with different stable states.- 17. Phytoplanktopn functional and morpho-functional approach in large floodplain rivers.- 18. Phytoplankton functional groups as indicators of human impacts along the River Loire (France).- 19. Functional groups of phytoplankton shaping diversity of shallow lake ecosystems.- 20. Photosynthetic characteristics and physiological plasticity of an Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (Cyanobacteria, Nostocaceae) winter bloom in a deep oligo-mesotrophic lake (Lake Stechlin, Germany).- 21. The queer Tetraëdron minimum from Lake Kivu (Eastern Africa).- 22. Changes in galactolipid composition of the cold freshwater dinoflagellate Borghiella dodgei in response to temperature.- 23. Present state of the systematic of planktonic coccoid green algae in inland waters.- 24. An update to moden taxonomy (2011) of freshwater planktic heterocytous cyanobacteria.- 25. Biogeographically interesting planktonic Nostocales (Cyanobacteria) in the Czech Repiblic and their polyphasic evaluation resulting in taxonomic revisions of Anabaena bergii Ostenfeld 1908 (Chrysosporum gen, nov.) and A. tenericaulis Nygaard 1949 (Dolichospermum tenericaule comb. nova).- 26. Taxonomic and phylogenetic evaluation of Limnothrix strains (Oscillatoriales, Cyanobacteria) by adding Limnothrix planctonica strains isolated from central China.- 27. Impairing the largest and most productive forest on our planet.