Developments in Hydrobiology

The subalpine lake ecosystem, Øvre Heimdalsvatn, and its catchment: local and global changes over the last 50 years

Editors: Brittain, John E., Borgstrøm, Reidar (Eds.)

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  • Summary of an intensive, long-term study of a subalpine lake and its catchment
  • Reveals the impacts of climate change, long-term pollutants and invasive species on lakes
  • Provides a basis for developing management and monitoring strategies
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This book summarizes research from the intensive study of a pristine subalpine lake ecosystem and its catchment over the last 50 years. A wide range of topics is presented, including several unique time series focusing on changes in ice cover, water temperature, zooplankton, benthos and fish. Significant changes in the lake fauna after the introduction of European minnow into an ecosystem where brown trout was the sole fish species have been documented. The area received substantial radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident in 1986, and two articles address long-term changes in radiocaesium activity concentrations in allochthonous plant material and in fish. Other topics include palaeoecology, mercury in fish and remote sensing of catchment snows. Such long-term research is crucial in a rapidly changing environment due to the impacts of climate change, long-range pollutants and alien species. This provides a solid basis for future monitoring and management of freshwater ecosystems. The book will not only be of interest to freshwater ecologists working in the field, but also for managers responsible for the protection and monitoring of natural areas. It illustrates the changes now taking place in pristine ecosystems as a result of human activities and will serve as a supplementary text for courses in environmental management.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Preface

    Pages 1-4

    Brittain, John E. (et al.)

  • The Norwegian reference lake ecosystem, Øvre Heimdalsvatn

    Pages 5-12

    Brittain, John E. (et al.)

  • Holocene climate and environmental history of Brurskardstjørni, a lake in the catchment of Øvre Heimdalsvatn, south-central Norway

    Pages 13-34

    Velle, Gaute (et al.)

  • The development of new algorithms for remote sensing of snow conditions based on data from the catchment of Øvre Heimdalsvatn and the vicinity

    Pages 35-46

    Solberg, Rune (et al.)

  • Long-term trends in water temperature and ice cover in the subalpine lake, Øvre Heimdalsvatn, and nearby lakes and rivers

    Pages 47-60

    Kvambekk, Ånund Sigurd (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The subalpine lake ecosystem, Øvre Heimdalsvatn, and its catchment: local and global changes over the last 50 years
Editors
  • John E. Brittain
  • Reidar Borgstrøm
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
211
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9388-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9388-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9387-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8199-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 126
Additional Information
Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 642, 2010
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