Microbial Ecology of Lake Plußsee

  • Jürgen Overbeck
  • Ryszard J. Chróst

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hans-Jürgen Krambeck, Dieter Albrecht, Barbara Hickel, Wolfgang Hofmann, Hans-Hermann Arzbach
    Pages 1-23
  3. Maria-Elisabeth Meffert, Jürgen Overbeck
    Pages 63-80
  4. Anne F. Sell
    Pages 81-91
  5. Ryszard J. Chróst, Hakumat Rai
    Pages 92-117
  6. Jürgen Overbeck
    Pages 192-200
  7. Andrea Bemmer, Jürgen Overbeck
    Pages 229-250
  8. Bodo G. Meier, Edith Reck
    Pages 251-269
  9. Karl-Paul Witzel, Jutta Demuth, Christian Schütt
    Pages 270-286
  10. Rita Oberhäuser-Nehls, Konstantinos Anagnostidis, Jürgen Overbeck
    Pages 287-325
  11. Wolf-Dieter Schmidt, Jürgen Overbeck
    Pages 326-336
  12. Ryszard J. Chróst, Jürgen Overbeck
    Pages 356-365
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 367-394

About this book


Lake Plußsee is a small eutrophic kettle lake in northern Germany. Because it is sheltered and has no inflow from rivers, the Plußsee exhibits stable stratification and is especially suitable for limnological studies. This book presents the results of extensive research conducted on the ecophysiology of microorganisms - principally bacteria - at the Plußsee over the past several decades. It begins with three chapters on the general limnological state of the lake: physical factors, inorganic nutrients, plankton composition and succession, fish fauna, etc. These chapters are followed by discussions of dissolved organic matter and photosynthetic production of organic matter by phytoplankton. The remainder of the book addresses the dynamics of structure, function and metabolism of the microorganisms in the Plußsee.


ecology ecophysiology ecosystem fauna lake limnology microbial ecology microorganism photosynthesis phytoplankton plankton virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Overbeck
    • 1
  • Ryszard J. Chróst
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbial EcologyMax-Planck Institute for LimnologyPlönGermany
  2. 2.Microbial Ecology DepartmentUniversity of WarsawWarsaw 64Poland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7604-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2606-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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