The Atna River: Studies in an Alpine—Boreal Watershed

  • Odd T. Sandlund
  • Kaare Aagaard

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 177)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction to the Atna research area

    1. Arve M. Tvede, Gunnar Halvorsen
      Pages 1-4
  3. The Atna Watershed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. P. Øyvind Nordli, Arne A. Grimenes
      Pages 7-20
    3. Arve M. Tvede
      Pages 21-34
  4. Atna River

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Eli-Anne Lindstrøm, Stein W. Johansen, Tuomo Saloranta
      Pages 63-86
    3. Kaare Aagaard, John O. Solem, Terje Bongard, Oddvar Hanssen
      Pages 87-105
    4. Trygve Hesthagen, Randi Saksgård, Ola Hegge, Bøne K. Dervo, Jostein Skurdal
      Pages 117-125
  5. Lake Atnsjøen

  6. Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201

About this book


This volume presents a unique set of time series data concerning the environmental and biological dynamics of a pristine alpine-boreal river system in Norway. A simultaneous collection of data on climate, hydrology, erosion, water chemistry, primary production, invertebrates and fish provides an unusual insight into the ecology of a watercourse characteristic of this region of north-western Europe.

Individual papers present data collected over 14 years, which provides an opportunity to understand the natural dynamics in a system with very little direct influence from human activities. The results indicate a level of variation that should be expected in natural systems, and provides a solid basis for a discussion of the best approach to the monitoring of biological diversity and environmental factors in rivers and lakes.

The volume is aimed at researchers working with watershed management and aquatic sciences. It provides useful information and experiences of particular relevance to the implementation of the EU Frame Directive for Water.


Ecology Erosion Sediment environment hydrology phytoplankton plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Odd T. Sandlund
    • 1
  • Kaare Aagaard
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)TrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6624-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2254-8
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