Developments in Hydrobiology

Structure and Function of World Shallow Lakes

Proceedings from the 6th Shallow Lakes Congress

Editors: Meerhoff, M., Beklioglu, M., Burks, R., García-Rodríguez, F., Mazzeo, N., Moss, B. (Eds.)

  • Presents a selection of some of the best papers presented at the last world congress on shallow lakes
  • Covers a range of research approaches: from in situ experiments to whole lake and paleolimnological studies
  • Gives a comprehensive coverage of the state of the art in shallow lakes research around the world
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This book focuses on a selection of articles presented during the 6th International Shallow Lakes Congress, held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in November 2008. Both the congress and the articles included in this volume raise a number of key issues. The expansion of research on shallow lakes around the world poses questions on the general validity of the theoretical framework developed in cool and cold temperate shallow lakes. In particular, comparisons along latitudinal gradients in Europe and America have shown that the functioning of lakes differs with the predominant climate and with their sensitivity to water level changes. This may have profound practical consequences for lake management and rehabilitation strategies. The results of controlled experiments and space-for-time (including latitudinal gradient) studies suggest that eutrophication symptoms likely become worse with an increase in mean temperature caused by climate warming. Consequently, the vulnerability of these ecosystems to external impacts such as changes in water level, arrival or introduction of exotic species, increase in nutrient loading and agrochemicals, will likely increase. It thus seems clear that nutrient inputs should be lowered to a much greater extent than previously thought in order to keep lakes’ diversity and conservation value, as well as to increase the chances of maintaining the still pristine lakes in a clear-water, high-biodiversity state.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structure and Function of World Shallow Lakes
Book Subtitle
Proceedings from the 6th Shallow Lakes Congress
Editors
  • Mariana Meerhoff
  • Meryem Beklioglu
  • Romi Burks
  • Felipe García-Rodríguez
  • Néstor Mazzeo
  • Brian Moss
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
214
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media BV
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0261-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0260-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3376-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 336
Additional Information
Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 646 (2010)
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