Phytoplankton: Biology, Classification and Environmental Impacts


María Teresa Sebastiá (Editor)
Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integral de Zonas Costeras, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Series: Oceanography and Ocean Engineering
BISAC: SCI052000

Phytoplankton plays a key role in aquatic ecosystems where it is the major biomass producer. Phytoplankton is characterized by a high time-space variability which is determined by abiotic and biotic factors. In this book, the role of abiotic factors (light, temperature, nutrients, wind, hydrodynamics, CO2 and UV radiation) and biotic factors (bacteria, zooplankton, macrophytes and fish) is discussed. Anthropogenic pressure can alter those environmental factors, causing undesired changes in the composition and biomass of phytoplankton.

This book emphasizes the effects on water quality, but bottom sediment is also analyzed. The effectiveness of management measures to restore impacted ecosystems is reviewed and ecological modeling is used as a prediction tool. In this book, the authors describe case studies in different systems such as natural lakes, reservoirs, marine systems and aquatic microcosm systems, covering a wide range of geographic areas from African tropical lakes and Brazilian subtropical lakes to peri-alpine European lakes. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )




Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-viii

Chapter 1: Phytoplankton Productivity in a Changing Global Climate
(Richa, Rajeshwar P. Sinha and Donat-P. Häder, Laboratory of Photobiology and Molecular Microbiology, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and others)pp,1-36

Chapter 2: Associations between Climate, Water Environment and Phytoplankton Production in African Lakes
(Mzime Regina Ndebele-Murisa, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Department of Wildlife and Safari Management Private Bag 7724, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe)pp,37-62

Chapter 3: Small- and Large-Celled Phytoplankton during a Strong Disturbance Period
(Yury Kamenir, The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel)pp,63-72

Chapter 4: Phytoplankton Ecological Interactions in Freshwater Ecosystems – Integrating Relationships in Subtropical Shallow Lakes
(Ng Haig They, David da Motta Marques, Luciane Oliveira Crossetti, Vanessa Becker, Eliete Canterle, Lúcia Ribeiro Rodrigues, Luciana de Souza Cardoso and Carlos Ruberto Fragoso Júnior, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande – FURG, Brazil, and others)pp,73-130

Chapter 5: Composition and Dynamics of Phytoplanktonic Communities in 3 Large and Deep Western European Lakes: An Outline of the Evolution from 2004 to 2012
(Stéphan Jacquet, Frédéric Rimet and Jean-Claude Druart, INRA, UMR CARRTEL, Thonon-les-Bains, Cedex, France)pp,131-150

Chapter 6: The Phytoplankton Role in Formation of Bottom Sediment Productivity in a Large Reservoir in the Years with Different Temperature Conditions
(L.E. Sigareva and N.A. Timofeeva, Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nekouzskii Raion, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia)pp,151-166

Chapter 7: Eutrophication in the European Regional Seas: A Review on Impacts, Assessment and Policy
(Michael Karydis and Dimitra Kitsiou, Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece)pp,167-244

Chapter 8: Use of Aquatic Microcosm Systems in Phytoplankton Ecology Studies: Objectives, Limitations and Applications
(Michael Karydis, Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece)pp,2445-276

Chapter 9: Toxicity of <i>Sarpa salpa</i>, as Related to Phytoplankton Consumption
(Khaled Bellassoued, Animal Ecophysiology Laboratory, Sciences Faculty of Sfax, Department of Life Sciences, Sfax, Tunisia, and others)pp,277-294

Chapter 10: Tannin-Based Coagulants in the Control of Algae Proliferation: New Perspectives of Consumption-Water Treatment
(J. Beltrán-Heredia, J. Sánchez-Martín, A. Pizarro-Rebollo, J. Martín-Gallardo and M. Barrado-Moreno, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)pp,295-312

Chapter 11: Algae Removal with Natural Coagulants: The Case of <i>Moringa oleifera</i> Seed Extract
(J. Sánchez Martín, J. Beltrán-Heredia, A. Pizarro-Rebollo, M.M. Barrado-Moreno and J. Martín-Gallardo, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)pp,313-332

Index pp,333-348


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