Nutrient Dynamics and Biological Structure in Shallow Freshwater and Brackish Lakes

  • Editors
  • E. Mortensen
  • E. Jeppesen
  • M. Søndergaard
  • L. Kamp Nielsen

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ecosystem level, top-down control

    1. E. Jeppesen, M. Søndergaard, E. Kanstrup, B. Petersen, R. B. Eriksen, M. Hammershøj et al.
      Pages 15-30
    2. M.-L. Meijer, E. H. van Nes, E. H. R. R. Lammens, R. D. Gulati, M. P. Grimm, J. Backx et al.
      Pages 31-42
    3. Andrzej Prejs, Andrzej Martyniak, Sławomir Boroń, Piotr Hliwa, Paweł Koperski
      Pages 65-70
    4. S. Berg, E. Jeppesen, M. Søndergaard, E. Mortensen
      Pages 71-79
    5. Marten Scheffer, Jeroen Beets
      Pages 115-124
  3. Phytoplankton, zooplankton

  4. Macrophytes

  5. Benthos, benthic-pelagic coupling

    1. Joanne M. Cline, Therese L. East, Stephen T. Threlkeld
      Pages 301-311
  6. Nutrient dynamics, internal loading

  7. Lake restoration

  8. Others

    1. Sergiu Cristofor, Angheluta Vadineanu, Gheorghe Ignat, Constantin Ciubuc
      Pages 493-498

About this book


The nutrient dynamics and biological structure of shallow non-stratified lakes differ markedly from that of deep and stratified lakes: for example, the return of nutrients lost through sedimentation is faster and the potential importance of fish and submerged macrophytes as food-web regulators is greater. In addition shallow lakes are more easily influenced by fluctuations in the physical environment caused by wind disturbance, temperature change, etc. Although shallow lakes are often the most common lake type in lowland countries, less attention has been paid to them than to deep stratified lakes and few comparisons have been made between shallow freshwater and brackish lakes.
The volume is divided into five main themes, each introduced by an invited speaker:
  • Nutrient dynamics with special emphasis on sediment water interactions and changes in loading (Professor Lambertus Lyklema);
  • Biological structure and trophic interaction (Professor Stephen T. Threlkeld);
  • Submerged macrophytes: dynamics and role in the lake ecosystems (Ass. Professor Kaj Sand Jensen);
  • Comparison of freshwater and brackish lake ecosystems (Professor Brian Moss);
  • Modelling the impact of nutrients, the biological structure and the recovery process (Dr Marten Scheffer).


Eutrophication Phosphor Plankton Wind benthic biomanipulation ecosystem food-web limnology macroinvertebrate nutrient load submerged macrophytes water quality zooplankton

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4360-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2460-9
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