© 1992

Dissolved Organic Matter in Lacustrine Ecosystems

Energy Source and System Regulator

  • Editors
  • K. Salonen
  • T. Kairesalo
  • R. I. Jones

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Origin and nature of DOM in lakes

  3. DOM as an energy source

  4. DOM as a system regulator

About this book


Concentrations of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in lakes are often an order of magnitude greater than concentrations of particulate organic matter; nevertheless, the biogeochemical analysis of DOM is described in only a few textbooks on limnology (most thoroughly by Wetzel). The orgins of dissolved organic substances are largely photosynthetic; DOM is either autochthonously synthesized by littoral and pelagic flora through secretions and autolysis of cellular contents, or allochthonously generated in terrestrial systems of the drainage basin, composing largely of humic substances refractory to rapid microbial degradation. The role of DOM in lacustrine ecosystems, as energy source and system regulator, however, is still poorly known.
The aim of this book is: (1) to present state-of-the-art reviews of the role of dissolved autochthonous and allochthonous organic matter in pelagial and littoral zones; and (2) to focus attention on poorly understood but critical topics and hence to provide direction for future research activity.


Vegetation algae ecosystem environment geochemistry mesocosm phytoplankton plankton

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dissolved Organic Matter in Lacustrine Ecosystems
  • Book Subtitle Energy Source and System Regulator
  • Editors K. Salonen
    T. Kairesalo
    R.I. Jones
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1652-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5092-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-2474-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from `HYDROBIOLOGIA', 229
  • Topics Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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