Lake Kinneret

Ecology and Management

  • Tamar Zohary
  • Assaf Sukenik
  • Tom Berman
  • Ami Nishri

Part of the Aquatic Ecology Series book series (AQEC, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Tom Berman, Tamar Zohary, Ami Nishri, Assaf Sukenik
    Pages 1-15
  3. The Geographical and Geological Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Zvi Ben-Avraham, Michal Rosenthal, Gideon Tibor, Hila Navon, Hillel Wust-Bloch, Rami Hofstetter et al.
      Pages 19-38
    3. Mordechai Stein
      Pages 39-58
    4. Gideon Tibor, Ronnie Sade, John K Hall, Zvi Ben-Avraham, Ami Nishri
      Pages 59-68
    5. Nurit Shtober-Zisu, Moshe Inbar
      Pages 69-77
  4. The Physical and Chemical Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Baruch Ziv, Elad Shilo, Yury Lechinsky, Alon Rimmer
      Pages 81-96
    3. Alon Rimmer, Amir Givati
      Pages 97-111
    4. Alon Rimmer, Ami Nishri
      Pages 113-131
    5. Jörg Imberger, Clelia Luisa Marti
      Pages 133-157
  5. Pelagic Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Tamar Zohary, Yosef Z Yacobi, Alla Alster, Tatiana Fishbein, Shachaf Lippman, Gideon Tibor
      Pages 161-190
    3. Tamar Zohary, Assaf Sukenik, Tom Berman
      Pages 191-212
    4. Assaf Sukenik, Ora Hadas, Aaron Kaplan
      Pages 213-226
    5. Gideon Gal, K David Hambright
      Pages 227-245
    6. Ora Hadas, Tom Berman, Nehama Malinsky-Rushansky, Gideon Gal
      Pages 247-258
    7. Tom Berman, Yosef Z Yacobi, Werner Eckert, Ilia Ostrovsky
      Pages 259-271
    8. Ilia Ostrovsky, Menachem Goren, James Shapiro, Gregory Snovsky, Alex Rynskiy
      Pages 273-292
    9. Tamar Zohary, Gideon Gal, K David Hambright
      Pages 293-306
  6. Nutrient Sources and Biogeochemical Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Meir Rom, Diego Berger, Benjamin Teltsch, Doron Markel
      Pages 309-327
    3. Ami Nishri, Edit Leibovici
      Pages 329-346
    4. Werner Eckert, Ami Nishri
      Pages 347-363
    5. Ami Nishri, Mariana Stiller
      Pages 397-415
    6. Yosef Z. Yacobi, Jonathan Erez, Ora Hadas
      Pages 417-438
    7. Tom Berman, Werner Eckert, Ora Hadas, Yosef Z Yacobi, Orit Sivan, Ilia Ostrovsky et al.
      Pages 439-472
    8. Arkadi Parparov, Tamar Zohary, Tom Berman, Gideon Gal
      Pages 473-484
    9. Ilia Ostrovsky, Yosef Z Yacobi, Nir Koren
      Pages 485-497
    10. Ami Nishri, Ludwik Halicz
      Pages 499-513
  7. The Littoral

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 515-515
    2. Tamar Zohary, Avital Gasith
      Pages 517-532
  8. Integrated Lake-Watershed Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 533-533
    2. Moshe Inbar, Dan Malkinson
      Pages 535-539
    3. Doron Markel, Uri Shamir, Pinhas Green
      Pages 541-560
    4. Assaf Sukenik, Tamar Zohary, Doron Markel
      Pages 561-575
    5. Assaf Sukenik, Shmuel Carmeli, Ora Hadas, Edit Leibovici, Nehama Malinsky-Rushansky, Rita Parparov et al.
      Pages 577-606
    6. Arkadi Parparov, K David Hambright, Tom Berman
      Pages 607-615
    7. Gideon Gal, Arkady Parparov, Natasa Atanasova
      Pages 617-633
    8. Ilia Ostrovsky, Tamar Zohary, James Shapiro, Gregory Snovsky, Doron Markel
      Pages 635-653
  9. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 655-655
    2. Tamar Zohary, Assaf Sukenik, Ami Nishri
      Pages 657-671
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 673-683

About this book


This condensed volume summarizes updated knowledge on the warm-monomictic subtropical Lake Kinneret, including its geophysical setting, the dynamics of physical, chemical and biological processes and the major natural and anthropogenic factors that affect this unique aquatic ecosystem. This work expands on a previous monograph on Lake Kinneret published in 1978 and capitalizes on the outcome of more than 40 years of research and monitoring activities. These were intensively integrated with lake management aimed at sustainable use for supply of drinking water, tourism, recreation and fishery. The book chapters are aimed at the limnological community, aquatic ecologists, managers of aquatic ecosystems and other professionals. It presents the geographic and geological setting, the meteorology and hydrology of the region, continues with various aspects of the pelagic and the littoral systems. Finally, the last section of the book addresses lake management, demonstrating how the accumulated knowledge was applied in order to manage this important source of freshwater. The section on the pelagic system comprises the heart of the book, addressing the major physical processes, external and internal loading, the pelagic communities (from bacteria to fish), physiological processes and the major biogeochemical cycles in the lake.


Aquatic biogeochemistry Aquatic ecology Lake Kinneret Lake management Pelagic communities Warm monomictic

Editors and affiliations

  • Tamar Zohary
    • 1
  • Assaf Sukenik
    • 2
  • Tom Berman
    • 3
  • Ami Nishri
    • 4
  1. 1.Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research DepartmentKinneret Limnological laboratoryMigdalIsrael
  2. 2.Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research DepartmentKinneret Limnological LaboratoryMigdalIsrael
  3. 3.Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research DepartmentKinneret Limnological LaboratoryMigdalIsrael
  4. 4.Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research DepartmentKinneret Limnological LaboratoryMigdalIsrael

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