Developments in Hydrobiology

Loch Leven: 40 years of scientific research

Understanding the links between pollution, climate change and ecological response

Editors: May, Linda, Spears, Bryan M. (Eds.)

  • Summarises an intensive, long-term study on a shallow eutrophic lake
  • Includes studies of algae, macrophytes, benthic invertebrates, fish and waterfowl
  • Reveals the impacts of climate change and eutrophication on the lake ecosystem
  • Provides a basis for the development of lake management and restoration strategies
  • Warns that managing ecosystem services can lead to unintended consequences ​
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Shallow lakes are important for their amenity value and the ecosystem services that they support. However, many are located in areas of high population density and intensive farming activity. As such, they are subject to many stressors, including eutrophication and climate change. This book examines 40 years of data from Loch Leven, a shallow lake in the lowlands of Scotland, UK, to gain a better understanding of the links between pollution, climate change and ecological response at the landscape scale. A wide range of topics is presented, including long term changes in nutrient inputs, internal phosphorus loading, water quality, algal concentrations, and the biodiversity of macrophytes, zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, fish and waterfowl. The book provides evidence that attempts to improve ecosystem services at this site in the past have often resulted in unintended consequences for the lake and the local community.  It concludes that successful management actions in the future are likely to be those that incorporate lessons learned from previous decisions. This book will be of great interest to freshwater ecologists working in the field and managers responsible for the protection and monitoring of natural areas. It is also suitable as a supplementary text for courses in freshwater science and environmental management​

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • In memoriam

    Spears, Bryan (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • A history of scientific research at Loch Leven, Kinross, Scotland

    May, L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Historical changes (1905–2005) in external phosphorus loads to Loch Leven, Scotland, UK

    May, L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • Long-term variation and regulation of internal phosphorus loading in Loch Leven

    Spears, B. M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-33

  • Water quality of Loch Leven: responses to enrichment, restoration and climate change

    Carvalho, L. (et al.)

    Pages 35-47

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9901-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Loch Leven: 40 years of scientific research
Book Subtitle
Understanding the links between pollution, climate change and ecological response
Editors
  • Linda May
  • Bryan M. Spears
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
218
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4333-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4333-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4332-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9901-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 132
Additional Information
Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, Volume 681, 2012
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