The water-quality and management problems of lakes have led to a greater need for fundamental research on shallow lakes in order to gain a deeper insight into the structure and functioning of the food web in these waters. New knowledge relating to littoral pelagial interactions and the sediment water interface has facilitated the development of new lake restoration techniques.
This volume, with 41 peer-reviewed papers, comprises the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Shallow Lakes, which was held at Dalfsen, The Netherlands, on 5 9 June 2005. It has the theme Shallow Lakes in a Changing World and deals with water-quality issues, such as changes in lake limnology, especially those driven by eutrophication and pollution, increased nutrient loading and productivity, perennial blooms of cyanobacteria and loss of biodiversity. The general consensus is that the lakes under restoration respond by showing an increase in water clarity followed by an increase in macrophyte coverage and biomass. Consequently, there is now ground for theoretical speculations on the so-called alternate stable states observed in many such lakes under restoration.
Nutrient Dynamics.- Phosphorus reference concentrations in European lakes.- Benthic nutrient fluxes in a eutrophic, polymictic lake.- Modeling nitrogen cycling in a coastal fresh water sediment.- Sediment phosphorus cycling in a large shallow lake: spatio-temporal variation in phosphorus pools and release.- Nitrate dynamics in a reed belt of a shallow sand dune lake in Japan: Analysis of nitrate retention using stable nitrogen isotope ratios.- Temporal trends of ion contents and nutrients in three Kenyan Rift Valley saline-alkaline lakes and their influence on phytoplankton biomass.- Macrophytes.- Elongation and mat formation of Chara aspera under different light and salinity conditions.- Searching for allelopathic effects of submerged macrophytes on phytoplankton-state of the art and open questions.- Allelopathic activity of Stratiotes aloides on phytoplankton-towards identification of allelopathic substances.- The role of aquatic macrophytes in microhabitatual transformation of physical-chemical features of small water bodies.- Assessment in two shallow lakes of a hydroacoustic system for surveying aquatic macrophytes.- Limnogy/Paleolimnology.- Combining limnological and palaeolimnological approaches in assessing degradation of Lake Pskov.- Sediment diatom assemblages and composition of pore-water dissolved organic matter reflect recent eutrophication history of lake peipsi (Estonia/Russia).- Factors influencing taxonomic composition and abundance of macrozoobenthos in extralittoral zone of shallow eutrophic lakes.- Food WEBS.- The role of cladocerans reflecting the trophic status of two large and shallow Estonian lakes.- Contribution of different zooplankton groups in grazing on phytoplankton in shallow eutrophic Lake Võrtsjärv (Estonia).- Horizontal dynamics of Zooplankton in subtropical Lake Bianca (Uruguay) hosting multiple Zooplankton predators and aquatic plant refuges.- Functional response of Anodonta anatina feeding on a green alga and four strains of cyanobacteria, differing in shape, size and toxicity.- The role of herbivorous water birds in aquatic systems through interactions with aquatic macrophytes, with special reference to the Bewick's Swan - Fennel Pondweed system.- Cascading trophic effects in pampean shallow lakes: results of a mesocosm experiment using two coexisting fish species with different feeding strategies.- Impact of hydrology on aquatic communities of floodplain lakes along the Daugava River (Latvia).- Lake Restoration.- Shallow lake restoration by nutrient loading reduction-some recent findings and challenges ahead.- Reaction of large and shallow lakes Peipsi and Võrtsjärv to the changes of nutrient loading.- Spatial and temporal diversity of small shallow waters in river Luznice floodplain.- Potential for the development of submerged macrophytes in eutrophicated shallow peaty lakes after restoration measures.- The importance of drawdown and sediment removal for the restoration of the eutrophied shallow lake Kraenepoel (Belgium).- Why biomanipulation can be effective in peaty lakes.- Mediterranean Lakes.- State of the art in the functioning of shallow Mediterranean lakes: workshop conclusions.- Changes in bacterial and ciliate densities with trophic status in Mediterranean shallow lakes.- The relationship between phytoplankton species dominance and environmental variables in a shallow lake (Lake Vrana, Croatia).- Comparative biodiversity of crustaceans and aquatic insects from various water body types in coastal Mediterranean wetlands.- Land use changes and associated environmental impacts on the Mediterranean shallow Lake Stymfalia, Greece.- EUropean Water Framework Directive.- Impact of climatic variability on parameters used in typology and ecological quality assessment of surface waters-implications on the Water Framework Directive.- Shallow lakes, the water framework directive and life. What should it all be about?.- Submerged macrophyte vegetation and the European Water Framework Direc
This volume comprises the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Shallow Lakes, held at Dalfsen, The Netherlands, in June 2005. The theme of the symposium was Shallow Lakes in a Changing World, and it dealt with water-quality issues, such as changes in lake limnology, especially those driven by eutrophication and pollution, increased nutrient loading and productivity, perennial blooms of cyanobacteria and loss of biodiversity.
Supplements and updates the issues related to eutrophication and pollution problems regarding many shallow lakes in Europe and North America
Contains state-of-the art updates on water quality issues and different restoration techniques