Phytoplankton and Trophic Gradients

Proceedings of the 10th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy & Ecology (IAP), held in Granada, Spain, 21–29 June 1996

  • Miguel Alvarez-Cobelas
  • Colin S. Reynolds
  • Pedro Sánchez-Castillo
  • Jørgen Kristiansen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Species Selection in Relation to Tropic Gradients

  3. Processes in the Assembly of Communities

    1. M. J. Dasí, M. R. Miracle, A. Camacho, J. M. Soria, E. Vicente
      Pages 27-43
    2. Mónica M. Diaz, Fernando L. Pedrozo, Pedro F. Temporetti
      Pages 45-57
    3. Irina Izaguirre, Alicia Vinocur, Gabriela Mataloni, Mónica Pose
      Pages 73-87
    4. Liisa Lepistö, Ulla Rosenström
      Pages 89-97
    5. Lajos Vörös, Cristiana Callieri, Katalin V.-Balogh, Roberto Bertoni
      Pages 117-125
    6. C. S. Reynolds, G. H. M. Jaworski, J. V. Roscoe, D. P. Hewitt, D. G. George
      Pages 127-131
  4. Seasonal and Long-Term Dynamics

    1. Judit Padisák, Lothar Krienitz, Wolfram Scheffler, Rainer Koschel, Jørgen Kristiansen, István Grigorszky
      Pages 179-197
    2. Véronique Gosselain, Jean-Pierre Descy, Laurent Viroux, Célia Joaquim-Justo, Astrid Hammer, Arnaud Métens et al.
      Pages 199-216
  5. Taxonomy and Ecology of Photosynthetic Flagellates

About these proceedings


These proceedings deal with the relationship between species composition of freshwater phytoplankton and the trophic gradient. Particular regard is paid to the composite question, what lives where and why? Overview papers report the state of the art and suggest that the trophic spectrum appears to be a probabilistic outcome of several dimensions of variability that impinge upon phytoplankton species selection. Studies on community structure span all latitudes from those of Antarctica to equatorial Brazil, and also include reports on light and nutrient gradients, pH and fish-stock effects on species composition. Seasonal and longterm phytoplankton dynamics in lakes of varying trophic status are also considered. Finally, studies on the taxonomy and autoecology of some groups (e.g. Volvocales, Chrysophytes and Euglenophytes) living at the extremes of the trophic spectrum contribute to our knowledge of this usually neglected phytoplankton.
This is the first time that a book covers such a topic, and it will prove an excellent source of information to anyone working on phytoplankton ecology and ecological indicators. Limnologists in general, algologists and the technical staff at water authorities will all benefit by reading this book.


Chrysophyceae Eudorina Eutrophication Pandorina boreal lakes cyanobacteria dinoflagellates eutrophic shallow lakes hypertrophic tropical lagoon oligotrophic mountain lake phytoflagellates phytoplankton taxa potamoplankton tropical lakes volvocacean organisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Alvarez-Cobelas
    • 1
  • Colin S. Reynolds
    • 2
  • Pedro Sánchez-Castillo
    • 3
  • Jørgen Kristiansen
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales (CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.NERC Institute of Freshwater EcologyThe Ferry HouseAmbleside, CumbriaUK
  3. 3.Dept. Biología Vegetal, Fac. CienciasUniv. GranadaGranadaSpain
  4. 4.Institut for SpøreplanterUniv. KøvenhavnKøvenhavnDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5067-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2668-9
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