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Developments in Hydrobiology

Lake Verevi, Estonia - A Highly Stratified Hypertrophic Lake

Editors: Kõiv, Toomas, Ott, Ingmar (Eds.)

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The present book summarises investigations on Lake Verevi (surface 12.6 ha, mean depth 3.6 m), located in the Estonian town of Elva, initiated since 1929. The seventeen articles in this issue deal with a wide range of questions, starting with a holistic overview of the ecological status, over assessments of long-term changes in biotic and abiotic conditions and finishing with proposed restoration plans. Abiotic chapters provide calculations on water and mass balance, distribution and fractions of phosphorus in the sediment, optical properties and penetration of radiation in the water column, sedimentation rate during the formation of stratification, and nitrogen circulation characteristics. All of these phenomena explain the special environmental features of this highly stratified lake. Long-term changes, seasonal development, primary production and resource ratios inducing the distribution of species composition of various biota (bacterio-, phyto and zooplankton, macrozoobenthos, fish) are discussed. The most important issues in this book are long-term investigations on a complex ecosystem, the phenomenon of partial meromixis, the description of restoration methods, and the existence of narrow microniches for plankton in the water column.

The book aims at a large audience, including researchers and students of complex limnological questions and of intricate ecological systems, but also to managers and decision makers. The present volume firmly establishes Lake Verevi as a model system of a natural aquatic habitat, experiencing a multitude of anthropogenic pressures, but for which restoration plans aim to provide sustainable management in the future.

Reprinted from Hydrobiologia volume 547 (2005)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • General description of partly meromictic hypertrophic Lake Verevi, its ecological status, changes during the past eight decades, and restoration problems

    Pages 1-20

    Ott, Ingmar (et al.)

  • Water and nutrient mass balance of the partly meromictic temperate Lake Verevi

    Pages 21-31

    Nõges, Peeter

  • Distribution of sediment phosphorus fractions in hypertrophic strongly stratified Lake Verevi

    Pages 33-39

    Kisand, Anu

  • Optical properties and light climate in Lake Verevi

    Pages 41-49

    Reinart, Anu (et al.)

  • Sedimentation rate of seston during the formation of temperature stratification after ice break-up in the partly meromictic Lake Verevi

    Pages 51-61

    Ott, Ingmar (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lake Verevi, Estonia - A Highly Stratified Hypertrophic Lake
Editors
  • Toomas Kõiv
  • Ingmar Ott
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
182
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4363-5
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4363-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4021-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7014-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 203
Additional Information
Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 547, 2005
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