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Advances in Monitoring and Modelling Algal Blooms in Freshwater Reservoirs

General Principles and a Case study of Macau

  • Inchio Lou
  • Boping Han
  • Weiying Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Weiying Zhang, Inchio Lou
    Pages 1-14
  3. Weiying Zhang, Inchio Lou, Jianyong Huang
    Pages 15-20
  4. Weiying Zhang, Inchio Lou, Wai Kin Ung, Yijun Kong, Kai Meng Mok
    Pages 21-44
  5. Yijun Kong, Inchio Lou, Yiyong Zhang, Chong U. Lou, Kai Meng Mok
    Pages 45-67
  6. Weiying Zhang, Congyuan Cao, Inchio Lou, Wai Kin Ung, Yijun Kong, Kai Meng Mok
    Pages 113-124
  7. Weiying Zhang
    Pages 143-149

About this book


This book describes essential principles of and approaches to monitoring and modeling algal blooms. Freshwater algal blooms have become a growing concern worldwide. They are caused by a high level of cyanobacteria, particularly Microcystis spp. and Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, which can produce microcystin and cylindrospermopsin, respectively. Since long-term exposure to these cyanotoxins may affect public health, the reliable detection and quantification of these harmful algae species has become a priority in water quality management.


The book utilizes an advanced monitoring approach to identify and quantify cyanobacteria species and various cyanotoxin-producing genotypes. Further, it uses a modeling approach to forecast the occurrence of the phytoplankton that causes algal blooms in freshwater reservoirs, providing a comprehensive picture of currently available micro- and macro-techniques for studying the problem of algal blooms. As such, it offers a valuable guide for researchers, graduate students and professional engineers engaged in monitoring and modeling water quality in lakes and reservoirs.


Cyanobacteria Cylindrospermopsin- and microcystin- producing genotypes Freshwater reservoirs algal bloom monitoring and modeling water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Inchio Lou
    • 1
  • Boping Han
    • 2
  • Weiying Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of MacauMacau SARChina
  2. 2.Institute of HydrobiologyJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of MacauMacauChina

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