Developments in Hydrobiology

Ecological Effects of Water-level Fluctuations in Lakes

Editors: Wantzen, K.M., Rothhaupt, K.-O., Mörtl, M., Cantonati, M., G.-Tóth, L., Fischer, P. (Eds.)

  • Analyzes the current situation of lakes and documents it for future comparisons after the effects of climatic changes
  • Combines a conceptual framework with geographically and taxonomically different case studies
  • Includes coverage of applied issues
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Most aquatic ecosystems have variable water levels. These water-level fluctuations (WLF) have multiple effects on the organisms above and below the waterline. Natural WLF patterns in lakes guarantee both productivity and biodiversity, while untimely floods and droughts may have negative effects. Human impacts on WLF have led to a stabilization of the water levels of many lakes by hydraulic regulation, untimely drawdown due to water use, or floods due to water release from hydropower plants in the catchments. This book provides a first review in this field. It presents selected papers on the ecological effects of WLF in lakes, resulting from a workshop at the University of Konstanz in winter 2005. Issues addressed here include the extent of WLF, and analyses of their effects on different groups of biota from microorganisms to vertebrates. Applied issues include recommendations for the hydrological management of regulated lakes to reduce negative impacts, and a conceptual framework is delivered by an extension of the floodpulse concept for lakes. Current impacts on water use, including increasing demands on drinking and irrigation water, hydropower etc., and climate change effects on WLF make this book an essential resource for aquatic ecologists, engineers, and decision-makers dealing with the management of lake ecosystems and their catchments.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Ecological effects of water-level fluctuations in lakes: an urgent issue

    Wantzen, Karl M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Potential effects of water-level fluctuations on littoral invertebrates in lowland lakes

    Brauns, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 5-12

  • Effects of water-level regulation on the nearshore fish community in boreal lakes

    Sutela, Tapio (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • Natural lake level fluctuation and associated concordance with water quality and aquatic communities within small lakes of the laurentian great lakes region

    White, M. S. (et al.)

    Pages 21-31

  • Climate change and lakeshore conservation: a model and review of management techniques

    Abrahams, Carlos

    Pages 33-43

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eBook $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Effects of Water-level Fluctuations in Lakes
Editors
  • Karl M. Wantzen
  • Karl-Otto Rothhaupt
  • Martin Mörtl
  • Marco Cantonati
  • Lászlo G.-Tóth
  • Philipp Fischer
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
204
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9192-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9192-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9191-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8088-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 184
Additional Information
Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA 613, 2008
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