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Phytoplankton and Equilibrium Concept: The Ecology of Steady-State Assemblages : Proceedings of the 13th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP), held in Castelbuono, Italy, 1-8 September 2002 - Luigi Naselli-Flores

Phytoplankton and Equilibrium Concept: The Ecology of Steady-State Assemblages

Proceedings of the 13th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP), held in Castelbuono, Italy, 1-8 September 2002

By: Luigi Naselli-Flores (Editor), Judit Padisak (Editor), Martin F. Bach (Editor), Martin T. Dokulil (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402016479
Number Of Pages: 403

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This volume summarises the outcome of the 13th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP) on if, and if so under what conditions phytoplankton assemblages reach equilibrium in natural environments. Quite a number of ecological concepts use terms such as: ecological equilibrium, stability, steady-state, climax, stable state, etc. However, these ecological concepts often have been "translations" of scientific theories developed in physics or chemistry but they almost always lack scientific corroboration, the problem being that often these concepts remain vague and they are not formally defined. Here an attempt to formally recognize what "equilibrium" is in phytoplankton ecology is traced. The book also contains papers by leading scientists on the taxonomy of two selected key groups: cryptomonads and filamentous cyanoprokaryotes. This volume is addressed to all those involved in phytoplankton taxonomy and ecology and in ecology itself.

List of Participantsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
From IAAP to IAPp. 1
Are there steady-state phytoplankton assemblages in the field?p. 3
Life strategies, dominance patterns and mechanisms promoting species coexistence in phytoplankton communities along complex environmental gradientsp. 13
Phytoplankton assemblage at equilibrium in large and deep subalpine lakes: a case study from Lago Maggiore (N. Italy)p. 37
Steady state phytoplankton in a deep pre-alpine lake: species and pigments of epilimnetic versus metalimnetic assemblagesp. 49
Steady state phytoplankton assemblages during thermal stratification in deep alpine lakes. Do they occur?p. 65
The Effect of perturbations on phytoplankton assemblages in a deep reservoir (Vouglans, France)p. 73
Factors influencing the phytoplankton steady state assemblages in a drinking-water reservoir (Omerli reservoir, Istanbul)p. 85
Steady-state assemblages of phytoplankton in four temperate lakes (NE U.S.A.)p. 97
Phytoplankton assemblages and steady state in deep and shallow eutrophic lakes--an approach to differentiate the habitat properties of Oscillatorialesp. 111
Equilibrium phase conditions in shallow German lakes: How Cyanoprokaryota species establish a steady state phase in late summerp. 123
Steady-state assemblages in a Mediterranean hypertrophic reservoir. The role of Microcystis ecomorphological variability in maintaining an apparent equilibriump. 133
Algal assemblage types of bog-lakes in Hungary and their relation to water chemistry, hydrological conditions and habitat diversityp. 145
Dominant species, functional assemblages and frequency of equilibrium phases in late summer phytoplankton assemblages in Hungarian small shallow lakesp. 157
Steady-state phytoplankton assemblages in shallow Bulgarian wetlandsp. 169
Controlling factors of phytoplankton assemblages in wetlands: an experimental approachp. 177
Steady state of phytoplankton assemblage in the tropical Lake Catemaco (Mexico)p. 187
Do steady state assemblages occur in shallow lentic environments from wetlands?p. 197
The role of physical stability on the establishment of steady states in the phytoplankton community of two Maritime Antarctic lakesp. 211
A companion to the identification of cryptomonad flagellates (Cryptophyceae = Cryptomonadea)p. 225
Taxonomic notes on some freshwater planktonic Cryptophyceae based on light microscopyp. 271
Ecological and taxonomic observations on the flagellate algae characterising four years of enclosure experiments in Lake Tovel (Southern Alps)p. 285
How diverse are planktonic cryptomonads in Brazil? Advantages and difficulties of a taxonomic-biogeographical approachp. 297
Occurrence of Cryptophyceae and katablepharids in boreal lakesp. 307
Dominance patterns of planktonic algae in Swedish forest lakesp. 315
Distribution and seasonal dynamics of Cryptomonads in Sicilian water bodiesp. 325
Flagellate algae (Chrysophyceae, Dinophyceae, Cryptophyceae) in 48 high mountain lakes of the Northern and Southern slope of the Eastern Alps: biodiversity, taxa distribution and their driving variablesp. 331
Redefinition of Peridinium lomnickii Woloszynska (Dinophyta) by scanning electronmicroscopical surveyp. 349
Long-term trends in species composition and diurnal migration of dinoflagellates in Lake Tovel (Trentino, Italy)p. 357
Planktic oscillatorialean cyanoprokaryotes (short review according to combined phenotype and molecular aspects)p. 367
A new planktic species of Pseudanabaena (Cyanoprokaryota, Oscillatoriales) from North American large lakesp. 383
Estimation of minimum sedimentary inoculum (akinete) pool of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii: a morphology and life-cycle based methodp. 389
Equilibrium/steady-state concept in phytoplankton ecologyp. 395
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ISBN: 9781402016479
ISBN-10: 1402016476
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 31.8 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.97