The algal periodicity in Tjeukemeer during 1968–1978

  • J. R. Moed
  • H. L. Hoogveld
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 11)


The seasonal periodicity of algal numbers and biomass and of chlorophyll-a was investigated in the shallow, eutrophic, alkaline and peaty lake, Tjeukemeer, The Netherlands, during 1968–1978. Diatoms and Scenedesmus spp. were abundant throughout the whole period.

Several blue-green algal species, occurring since 1971, usually dominated for most of the year. Relative abundance of algal species in Tjeukemeer during the study period were compared with that in 1955–1960.


algal periodicity Tjeukemeer diatoms blue-green algae green algae biovolume 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Moed
    • 1
  • H. L. Hoogveld
    • 1
  1. 1.Tjeukemeer LaboratoryLimnological InstituteOosterzeeThe Netherlands

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