Neusiedlersee: The Limnology of a Shallow Lake in Central Europe

  • Editors
  • H. Löffler

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Physiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Löffler
      Pages 33-41
    3. H. Löffler
      Pages 43-46
    4. H. Dobesch, F. Neuwirth
      Pages 47-64
    5. H. Dobesch, F. Neuwirth
      Pages 65-77
    6. H. Dobesch, F. Neuwirth
      Pages 79-84
    7. M. Jungwirth
      Pages 85-88
    8. F. Berger, F. Neuhuber
      Pages 89-99
    9. F. Neuhuber, H. Brossmann, P. Zahradnik
      Pages 101-120
    10. F. Neuhuber, L. Hammer
      Pages 121-130
    11. A. Preisinger
      Pages 131-138
    12. M. Dokulil
      Pages 151-167
  3. Biology, ecology and production

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 483-543

About this book


H. Laffler Interest aroused in the past by Neusiedlersee, located in what was earlier the western part of Hungary, was mainly due to the enormous fluctuations in water level and the consequent threat to the livelihood of the local popula­ tion, who lived chiefly from stock-farming. Practically no tourism touched the area until 1920, about a century later than Schubert's visit to the Salzkam­ mergut lake district, the traditional resort area in Upper Austria. Probably because of its small popularity there is almost no documentation in the form of engravings or paintings. One of the exceptions is an oil painting by Schnorr-Carolsfeld, from about 1820. It is obvious that there was no Phragmites at the time he painted the view near Neusiedl. When the shallow Neusiedlersee was discovered by tourists it began to attract scientific interest, although some earlier work by mineralogists, geographers and hydrographers does exist. But it was only after the Second World War that this interest could be intensified, the lake now being an alkaline, turbid body of water confined by the vast areas of Phragmites which had come into existence after the lake last dried out in 1868. Scientific work gained considerable impetus from international activities such as the Interna­ tional Biological Programme, International Hydrological Decade, and Man and Biosphere, the results of which will be included in this volume. But in spite of all such efforts Neusiedlersee will undoubtedly remain, in many respects, a mystery.


benthic catchment area ecosystem lake water limnology macrophytes phytoplankton seasonal dynamics shallow lakes submerged macrophytes zooplankton

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9170-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9168-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0639
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