Ecology of Meromictic Lakes

  • Ramesh D. Gulati
  • Egor S. Zadereev
  • Andrei G. Degermendzhi

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 228)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Egor S. Zadereev, Bertram Boehrer, Ramesh D. Gulati
    Pages 1-11
  3. Special Features of Meromictic Lakes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Bertram Boehrer, Christoph von Rohden, Martin Schultze
      Pages 15-34
    3. Martin Schultze, Bertram Boehrer, Katrin Wendt-Potthoff, Sergei Katsev, Erik T. Brown
      Pages 35-59
    4. Egor S. Zadereev, Ramesh D. Gulati, Antonio Camacho
      Pages 61-86
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Denis Rogozin, Egor Zadereev, Igor Prokopkin, Alexander Tolomeev, Yuri Barkhatov, Elena Khromechek et al.
      Pages 89-124
    3. Mauro Tonolla, Nicola Storelli, Francesco Danza, Damiana Ravasi, Sandro Peduzzi, Nicole R. Posth et al.
      Pages 155-186
    4. Antonio Camacho, María R. Miracle, Lidia Romero-Viana, Antonio Picazo, Eduardo Vicente
      Pages 187-233
    5. Martin Schultze, Bertram Boehrer, Katrin Wendt-Potthoff, Javier Sánchez-España, Devin Castendyk
      Pages 235-275
    6. Sergei Katsev, Piet Verburg, Marc Llirós, Elizabeth C. Minor, Brittany R. Kruger, Jiying Li
      Pages 277-323
    7. John M. Melack, Robert Jellison, Sally MacIntyre, James T. Hollibaugh
      Pages 325-351
    8. Javier Alcocer
      Pages 353-375
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Ramesh D. Gulati, Egor S. Zadereev
      Pages 379-398
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 399-405

About this book


This volume presents recent advances in the research on meromictic lakes and a state-of-the art overview of this area. After an introduction to the terminology and geographic distribution of meromictic lakes, three concise chapters describe their physical, chemical and biological features. The following eight chapters present case studies of more than a dozen meromictic lakes, showing the variety of physical and biochemical processes that promote meromixis. The result is a broad picture of the ecology and biochemistry of meromictic lakes in tropical and cold regions, in man-made pit lakes and euxinic marine lakes, and in freshwater as well as hypersaline lakes. In the final chapter the editors provide a synthesis of the topic and conclude that the study of meromictic lakes also offers new insights into the limnology of inland lakes. The book appeals to researchers in the fields of ecology, limnology, environmental physics and biophysics.


Climate reconstruction Lake ecosystem Meromixis Paleolimnology Water column stratification Crenogenic meromixis Karstic meromictic lake Meromictic pit lakes Monomixix

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramesh D. Gulati
    • 1
  • Egor S. Zadereev
    • 2
  • Andrei G. Degermendzhi
    • 3
  1. 1.Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO)WageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.SB RAS Institute of BiophysicsKrasnoyarskRussia
  3. 3.SB RAS Institute of BiophysicsKrasnoyarskRussia

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