Lake Kinneret

  • C. Serruya

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. C. Serruya
      Pages 1-4
  3. General background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. C. Serruya
      Pages 7-13
    3. C. Serruya, H. Michelson, R. Freund, A. Horowitz
      Pages 15-44
    4. G. Stanhill, J. Neumann, S. Serruya, S. Rubin
      Pages 45-86
    5. F. Mero
      Pages 87-102
  4. The Lacustrine environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. C. Serruya
      Pages 123-146
    3. T. Berman, S. Serruya, G. Stanhill, J. Neumann
      Pages 147-181
    4. C. Serruya
      Pages 183-215
  5. The Planktic community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. U. Pollingher, T. Berman, W. Rodhe, C. Serruya
      Pages 219-295
    3. M. Gophen
      Pages 297-311
    4. B. Z. Cavari
      Pages 313-319
  6. The benthic community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-322
    2. F. E. Round
      Pages 323-328
    3. U. Pollingher, C. Serruya, M. Tsurnamal, J. Kugler, J. Margalit, A. S. Tahori
      Pages 329-389
    4. C. Serruya
      Pages 391-394
    5. C. Serruya
      Pages 395-403
  7. Vertebrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. A. Ben-Tuvia
      Pages 407-430
    3. S. Lulav
      Pages 431-431
    4. S. Lulav
      Pages 433-438
    5. S. Lulav
      Pages 439-442
    6. S. Lulav
      Pages 443-446
    7. C. Serruya
      Pages 465-473
  8. History of research Present and future developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 475-475
    2. C. Serruya
      Pages 477-478
    3. C. Serruya, Y. Avnimelech
      Pages 479-482
    4. A. Harpaz
      Pages 483-484
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 485-501

About this book


Fauna and flora oflakes are an integrative result of regional past history and present environmental factors. In the Lake Kinneret area where Prehistoric Man witnessed the last tectonic readj ustments of the Rift Valley, geological events do not belong only to the remote past but still strongly affect the lacustrine environment. It is therefore necessary to give a detailed picture of the regional background and limnological features of the lake (Parts I and II) before describing its planktic and benthic com­ munities (Parts III and IV) and the Vertebrate fauna of the lake and its surroundings (Part V). The trophic relationships between communities are beyond the scope of a Monograph and have consequently not been studied in detail but only mentioned occasionally. It is intentional that Man and his penetration into the Kinneret area have been treated on a purely zoological basis. It underlines the fact that Man, as any other living organism, is part of the ecosystem and ruled by its laws and that his activities have an automatic feed back on his environment. However, in contrast with other living organisms, Man is able to 'utilize' the lakes and their watersheds for his benefit if, by appropriate management, he minimizes the damaging influence of his activities. This is the main purpose of the research carried out presently on Lake Kinneret and its watershed and briefly described in Part VI.


Fauna algae benthic energy balance environment phytoplankton plankton porifera temperature zooplankton

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Serruya
    • 1
  1. 1.Kinneret Limnological LaboratoryTiberiasIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9956-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9954-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0639
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