Phytoplankton and Equilibrium Concept: The Ecology of Steady-State Assemblages

Proceedings of the 13th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP), held in Castelbuono, Italy, 1–8 September 2002

  • Luigi Naselli-Flores
  • Judit Padisák
  • Martin T. Dokulil

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 172)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jørgen Kristiansen
    Pages 1-2
  3. Carmen Rojo, Miguel Álvarez-Cobelas
    Pages 3-12
  4. Katrin Teubner, Monica Tolotti, Sonja Greisberger, Heike Morscheid, Martin T. Dokulil, Harald Morscheid
    Pages 49-64
  5. M. Leitão, S. M. Morata, S. Rodriguez, J. P. Vergon
    Pages 73-83
  6. Vera Huszar, Carla Kruk, Nina Caraco
    Pages 97-109
  7. Gábor Borics, Béla Tóthmérész, István Grigorszky, Judit Padisák, Gábor Várbíró, Sándor Szabó
    Pages 145-155
  8. Judit Padisák, Gábor Borics, Gizella Fehér, István Grigorszky, Imre Oldal, Antal Schmidt et al.
    Pages 157-168
  9. Elizabeth Ortega-Mayagoitia, Carmen Rojo, María A. Rodrigo
    Pages 177-186
  10. Jaroslava Komárková, Rosaluz Tavera
    Pages 187-196
  11. Inés O’Farrell, Rodrigo Sinistro, Irina Izaguirre, Fernando Unrein
    Pages 197-209

About these proceedings


This volume summarises the outcome of the 13th Workshop of the International Association of Phytoplankton Taxonomy and Ecology (IAP) on if, and if so under what conditions phytoplankton assemblages reach equilibrium in natural environments. Quite a number of ecological concepts use terms such as: ecological equilibrium, stability, steady-state, climax, stable state, etc. However, these ecological concepts often have been "translations" of scientific theories developed in physics or chemistry but they almost always lack scientific corroboration, the problem being that often these concepts remain vague and they are not formally defined. Here an attempt to formally recognize what "equilibrium" is in phytoplankton ecology is traced. The book also contains papers by leading scientists on the taxonomy of two selected key groups: cryptomonads and filamentous cyanoprokaryotes. This volume is addressed to all those involved in phytoplankton taxonomy and ecology and in ecology itself.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Naselli-Flores
    • 1
  • Judit Padisák
    • 2
  • Martin T. Dokulil
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze BotanicheUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department of LimnologyUniversity of VeszprémVeszprémHungary
  3. 3.Institute for LimnologyMondseeAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6433-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2666-5
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