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Developments in Hydrobiology

European Large Lakes

Ecosystem changes and their ecological and socioeconomic impacts

Editors: Nõges, T., Eckmann, R., Kangur, K., Nõges, P., Reinart, A., Roll, G., Simola, H., Viljanen, M. (Eds.)

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  • Presents comprehensive highlights of large lake research and management in Europe
  • Considers climate change and anthropogenic impacts on large lake ecosystems
  • Reviews food web interactions and dynamics in large lakes
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Large lakes are important because of their size and ecological distinctiveness as well as their economic and cultural value. Optimal management of them requires a proper understanding of anthropogenic impacts both on the lake ecosystems as such and on the services they provide for society. The specific structural and functional properties of large lakes, e.g. morphology, hydrography, biogeochemical cycles and food-web structure, are all directly related to their size. Although large lakes are among the best-studied ecosystems in the world, the application to them of environmental regulations such as the European Water Framework Directive is a challenging task and requires that several natural and management aspects specific to these water bodies are adequately considered. These vulnerable ecosystems often suffer from accelerated eutrophication, over-fishing, toxic contamination and invasive species. Large lakes offer socio-economic benefits and can be used in many ways, and are often areas in which economic, cultural and political interests overlap. In this book the problems regarding the present status of European large lakes and the directions of change are discussed. Threats caused by direct human impact and by climate change, protection needs and restoration measures are considered.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Nutrients and phytoplankton in Lake Peipsi during two periods that differed in water level and temperature

    Pages 3-11

    Haldna, Marina (et al.)

  • Pollen, diatom and plant macrofossil assemblages indicate a low water level phase of Lake Peipsi at the beginning of the Holocene

    Pages 13-21

    Hang, Tiit (et al.)

  • Water level changes in a large shallow lake as reflected by the plankton:periphyton-ratio of sedimentary diatoms

    Pages 23-30

    Heinsalu, Atko (et al.)

  • Changes in spatial distribution of phosphorus and nitrogen in the large north-temperate lowland Lake Peipsi (Estonia/Russia)

    Pages 31-39

    Kangur, Külli (et al.)

  • Recent trends in Lake Ladoga ice cover

    Pages 41-48

    Karetnikov, Sergey G. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Large Lakes
Book Subtitle
Ecosystem changes and their ecological and socioeconomic impacts
Editors
  • Tiina Nõges
  • Reiner Eckmann
  • Külli Kangur
  • Peeter Nõges
  • Anu Reinart
  • Gulnara Roll
  • Heikki Simola
  • Markku Viljanen
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
199
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8379-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8379-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8378-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7861-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 276
Additional Information
Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 599 (2008)
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