© 1980

Hypertrophic Ecosystems

S.I.L. Workshop on Hypertrophic Ecosystems held at Växjö, September 10–14, 1979

  • Jan Barica
  • Luuc R. Mur

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Definition, characterization and causes of hypertrophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xvii-xvii
    2. Sven-Olof Ryding, Curt Forsberg
      Pages 95-103
  3. Stability of hypertrophic ecosystems and causes of hypertrophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. M. W. Banoub
      Pages 133-137

About this book


The idea of convening an international workshop on hypertrophic ecosystems originated during the 20th S.I.L. Congress in Copenhagen. A group of about 30 delegates met there in an informal gathering to discuss the specific problems of lakes which have reached a noxious stage of eutrophication. This ad hoc group realized its own specific identity within the limnological community and suggested the organization of a specialized future meeting on hypertrophic ecosystems. After two years of preparatory work, the workshop was fmally held in Vaxjo, Sweden, between September 10 and 14, 1979, on the premises of the University campus. The Institute of Limnology, University of Lund (Professor Sven Bjork), undertook the task of host and organizer. The City ofVaxjo and the University of Lund co-sponsored the event, which was held under the auspices and patronage of the Societas Internationalis Limnologiae. The objective of the workshop was to seek better understanding of highly-eutrophic, disturbed and unstable aquatic ecosystems (lakes, reservoirs and ponds developing noxious algal and bacterial blooms, fluctuating in their water quality on a daily and seasonal scale, producing gases, off-flavor and toxic substances, experiencing periodic anoxia and massive fish kills, etc.), Le., systems requiring corrective measures and new concepts for their solution beyond those generally accepted for 'normal' eutrophic systems.


Eutrophication algae ecosystem eutrophication process lake water limnology nutrient load phosphorus loading phytoplankton shallow lakes water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Barica
    • 1
  • Luuc R. Mur
    • 2
  1. 1.Canada
  2. 2.The Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hypertrophic Ecosystems
  • Book Subtitle S.I.L. Workshop on Hypertrophic Ecosystems held at Växjö, September 10–14, 1979
  • Editors J. Barica
    L.R. Mur
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-6193-752-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-9205-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9203-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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