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Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on the Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers, Hungary Balatonfüred Sept. 12-16, 2006

Ed.: Eva Acs; Keve T. Kiss; Judit Padisak

2007. 284 pages, 102 figures, 53 tables, 1 plate, 16x25cm, 630 g
Language: English

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Der Band aus der Reihe "Archiv für Hydrobiologie" ist eine Auswahl von 30 Referaten (Referenten aus 26 verschiedenen Ländern), die zum Thema "Algen im Gewässermonitoring größerer Flüsse" vom 12.-16. September 2006 in Balatonfüred/Ungarn bei einem internationalen Symposium gehalten wurden.

Algen gehören in Flüssen zu den größten Primärproduzenten; dabei wird seit 1991 beim 1. Symposium in Düsseldorf ihre Eignung für Monitoringzwecke überprüft. Als Ergebnis soll eine gut anwendbare Methode (Bestimmung der Wasserqualität mit Algen) entwickelt werden, die mit den Vorgaben der EG-WRRL konform geht. Dabei spielen das Phytoplankton und die Diatomeen eine wichtige Rolle.

Da Algen auch für die Fischerei von großem Interesse sind, ist dieser Band besonders geeignet, die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse der "Algenforschung" kennenzulernen.

Dr. Hartmut Poschwitz

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Bespr.: Lauterbornia 62, p. 26

Seit 1991 treffen sich die in der Gewässerüberwachung arbeitenden europäischen Algologen alle drei Jahre zu einem Symposium. Die Ergebnisse des 6. Treffens sind im vorliegenden Band zusammengefast. 7 der 16 Beiträge befassen sich mit Kieselalgen, 4 mit Phytoplankton, 2 mit Periphyton, einer mit Desmidiales und 2 mit weiteren Themen. Entsprechend dem Tagungsort am Plattensee kommen 7 Beiträge aus Ungarn, die übrigen kommen aus Russland, Spanien, Polen, Estland, Lettland, Slowakei, Kroatien und der Türkei.

Zum Spektrum der im Vollzug der Wasserrahmenrichtlinie zu erfassenden Gewässerorganismen gehören auch die Plankton- und Benthosalgen. Dies hat die Suche nach Indikatoren und die Formulierung von Indices auch bei den Algologen angeregt. Von den zahlreichen, bisher vorgeschlagenen Bewertungsverfahren, entwickelt an verschiedenen systematischen Gruppen bzw. Lebensformen, hat keines allgemeine Anerkennung und überregionale Verbindlichkeit erreicht. Es bleibt bei vielen Einzelbausteinen, die durch das Symposium vermehrt werden und die der mit Gewässerbewertung Befasste zur Kenntnis nehmen muss; bei den vorliegenden Beiträgen verdient das breite Länderspektrum besonderes Interesse. Jenseits aller Bemühungen um die methodische Vorherrschaft wird deutlich, dass auch das beste Auswerteverfahren Defizite in der Qualität der biologischen Daten und fehlende autökologische Kenntnis nicht ausgleichen kann.

Lauterbornia 62, p. 26

Review: Nova Hedwigia 87/1-2

This symposium volume comprises 16 scientific contributions from experts using algae for monitoring rivers. The strong international interest in the topic was especially manifested by the high number of 76 scientific contributions from 26 countries in the meeting. Although the meeting program volume contained both abstracts and extended abstracts mostly with reports on national activities, the total number of papers presented in this volume remained comparably small. It comprises 16 papers from 9 countries (6 EU countries with a focus on Central-Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey) including 7 from the host country Hungary. The mix of papers covers various topics including monitoring systems for individual countries (Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia), regional studies of river catchments (Spain, Turkey), large river studies and a few new methodical developments.

The activities around the subject “Use of algae for monitoring rivers” are based on an informal international group (address list plus a variable steering committee) originating back to 1991 when the first European workshop took place in Düsseldorf (Germany). Contributions from the first three workshops have been published by the local organizers (and are partly still available), whereas from the 4th and 5th meeting no specific volumes appeared, but of a few contributions published in periodicals (e.g. Journal of Applied Phycology). Whereas in the early stages the group especially encouraged the development of multiple new methods for using algae in river quality monitoring (all algal group approach, passive monitoring, bioassays, etc.) the organizers of the present meeting’s volume pinpointed that the main objective of the meeting was to focus on the development of one harmonized method as a service for the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (EWFD). Although European Standards (guidelines) have been developed within the context of earlier meetings (in appendix sessions) the focussing in one single topic (benthic diatoms and ecological quality) seems questionable and may hinder future development.

As shown by the contents of the contributions there is in fact a focus set on benthic diatoms, the fore-runner of all actual methods for ecological river quality analysis. Nine out of the 16 papers are based on benthic diatoms. By the direct involvement of the host country in large river studies, however, the second focus related to the EWFD concerned river plankton studies. In these studies the phytoplankton assessments are mainly based on all taxonomic groups and experiences from lake studies, not exclusively on diatoms (five contributions). One river study used desmids for slow flowing rivers (Feher). The application of the one method in focus (benthic diatom data and OMNIDIA software) can lead to a non-critical use and multiple numerical regressions analyses between different indices (Solak et al.) without a parallel analysis of environmental data. In another case, however, a progressively critical and reflected testing of diatom indexing methods was applied to identify the most important (key factor) river management issues (Vilbaste et al.). Within the newly established national diatom methods (Hlubrikova et al., van Dam et al.) bioregional aspects across borders have been neglected until now. Diatom studies also concern the definition of the cleanest reference conditions from remote sites (Picinska-Faltynowicz) and the intercalibration of diatom data with other biotic indices (benthic invertebrates) in a river basin in Spain (Blanco et al.), although in this study it seems unlikely that the higher number of statistical evaluations should really result in the best information. In one single case the passive monitoring of heavy metals by macroalgae was tested (Komulaynen & Morozov).

The new approaches concern the application of SOM (self-organizing maps) as useful statistical method for biological / species-related ecological data (Varbiro et al. 1 and 2) and molecular fingerprinting to supplement/ facilitate taxonomic work (Szabo et al.).

The overall volume is well-edited and shows almost no major printing/ typing errors. All the contributions have optically clearly structured figures and tables and well edited reference lists. However we encountered one incorrect wording, i.e. “eutrophilous”, for which it is hard to find the correct expression (eutraphentic?).

In conclusion the volume shows clearly that a significant progress has been reached within the last three years initiated in the context of the EWFD. An increasing number of countries are applying successfully algal methods for ecological quality monitoring and river protection. It seems even as if this European enthusiasm would have an impact to adopt algal methods in other countries (e.g. Iran, Turkey). However there is a danger in all these efforts since we seem to forget the roots. One step back and more discussion with expert scientists and the input of experiences from abroad (e.g. South Africa, USA) would help to find the right line between over-standardization of a single key method and software and the necessary experimental testing of particular issues (i.e. tests of species responses to environmental constraints, bioassays, culture-based studies). Most of the actual indexing systems are merely based on diatoms and statistical evaluations of environmental data, what has led to “apparent” analyses of species tolerances and preferences. It seems as if in future we would need both species-specific testing and testing of ecoregional aspects versus site-specific and river-type-specific aspects independently from national borders and in relation to other biota. We hope to encourage future organizers to tackle those and other key problems rather than to drop out essential international input as becomes evident from the contributions to this volume. Why not to initiate new ideas, i.e. the development of electronic probes for key taxa identification or a European iconographic database?

E . ROTT, Innsbruck

Nova Hedwigia 87/1-2

Original paper

Foreword

Kiss, Keve T.; Acs, Éva

p. 1-i, published: Nov 6, 2007

ArtNo. ESP142016103009 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/1

Original paper

Comparison of biotic indices for water quality diagnosis in the Duero Basin (Spain)

Blanco, Saúl; Bécares, Eloy; Cauchie, Henry-Miche; Hoffmann, Lucien; Ector, Luc

p. 267-286, published: Nov 6, 2007
8 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103010 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/267

Original paper

Epilithic diatoms as indicators of water quality and ecological status of streams of Sudety Mountains (South-Western Poland)

Picińska-Faltynowicz, Joanna

p. 287-305, published: Nov 6, 2007
2 figures, 3 tables, 1 plates

ArtNo. ESP142016103011 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/287

Original paper

Species composition and diatom indices in relation to environmental parameters in Estonian streams

Vilbaste, Sirje; Truu, Jaak; Leisk, Ülle.; Iital, Arvo

p. 307-326, published: Nov 6, 2007
4 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103002 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/307

Original paper

Use of epilithic diatoms to evaluate water quality of Akgay Stream (Büyuk-Menderes River) in Mugla/Turkey

Solak, Cunyed Nadir; Fehér, Giszella; Barlas, Murar; Pabugccu, Koksal

p. 327-338, published: Nov 6, 2007
3 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103003 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/327

Original paper

Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: Development of a system for water quality assessment of Hungarian running waters with diatoms

van Dam, Herman; Stenger-Kovács, Csilla; Ács, Éva; Borics, Gábor; Buczkó, Krisztina; Hajnal, Éva; Soróczki-Pinter, Éva; Várbiró, Gábor; Tóthmérész, Béla; Padisák, Judit

p. 339-364, published: Nov 6, 2007
4 figures, 8 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103012 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/339

Original paper

Periphyton-based water quality analysis of a large river (River Danube, Hungary): exploring the potential of molecular fingerprinting for biomonitoring

Szabó, Katalin É.; Ács, Éva; Kiss, Keve T.; Eiler, Alexander; Makk, Judit; Plenković-Moraj, Andelka; Tóth, Bence; Bertilsson, Stefan

p. 365-382, published: Nov 6, 2007
7 figures

ArtNo. ESP142016103004 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/365

Original paper

Use of Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) for characterization of riverine phytoplankton associations in Hungary

Várbíró, Gábor; Ács, Éva.; Borics, Gábor; Érces, K.; Fehér, Giszella; Grigorszky, I.; Japport, T.; Kocsis, G.; Krasznai, E.; Nagy, K.; Nagy-László, Zs.; Pilinszky, Zs.; Kiss, Keve T.

p. 383-394, published: Nov 6, 2007
6 figures

ArtNo. ESP142016103013 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/383

Original paper

Use of Kohonen Self Organizing Maps (SOM) for the characterization of benthic diatom associations of the River Danube and its tributaries

Várbíró, Gábor; Borics, Gábor; Kiss, Keve T.; Szabó, Katalin E.; Plenković-Moraj, Andelka; Ács, Éva

p. 395-403, published: Nov 6, 2007
7 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103005 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/395

Original paper

The interaction between Cryptomonas ovata (Cryptophyta) and Microcystis aeruginosa (Cyanobacteria) species

Berés, Victória; Bácsi, István; Surányi, Gyula; Vasas, Gábor; Hamvas, Márta Mikóné; Tóth, Szilvia; Máthé, Csaba; Keve, Thilamér Kiss; Borbély, György; Nagy, Alex Sándor; Plenković-Moraj, Andelka; Grizgorszky, István

p. 405-415, published: Nov 6, 2007
5 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103006 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/405

Original paper

Use of Desmidiales flora for monitoring rivers: a case of South-Hungarian waters

Fehér, Gizella

p. 417-433, published: Nov 6, 2007
7 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103014 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/417

Original paper

Spatial and temporal variation of heavy metal levels in phytoperiphyton in small streams of Northwest Russia

Komulaynen, Sergey; Mozorov, Aleksandr

p. 435-442, published: Nov 6, 2007
3 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103007 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/435

Original paper

Application of diatom water quality indices in influenced and non-influenced sites of Slovak rivers (Central Europe)

Hlúbiková, Dasa; Hindáková, Alica; Haviar, Matús; Miettinen, Juha

p. 443-464, published: Nov 6, 2007
6 figures, 7 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103015 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/443

Original paper

A new evaluation technique of potamo-plankton for the assessment of the ecological status of rivers

Borics, Gábor; Várbíró, Gábor; Grigorszky, István; Krasznai, Enikö; Szabó, Sándor; Kiss, Keve Tihámer

p. 465-486, published: Nov 6, 2007
5 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103016 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/465

Original paper

A new evaluation technique of potamo-plankton for the assessment of the ecological status of rivers

Borics, Gábor; Várbíró, Gábor; Grigorszky, István; Krasznai, Enikö; Szabó, Sándor; Kiss, Keve Tihámer

p. 466-486, published: Nov 6, 2007
5 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103008 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/466

Original paper

Effect of floods on phytoplankton communities in aspect of river monitoring: a case of the Middle Daugava River (South-east Latvia)

Gruberts, Davis

p. 487-510, published: Nov 6, 2007
20 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103017 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/487

Original paper

Diatoms in monitoring of Drava River, Croatia

Plenković-Moraj, Andelka; Gligora, Marija; Kralj, Koraljka; Mustafić, Perica

p. 511-525, published: Nov 6, 2007
6 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103001 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/511

Original paper

Phytoplankton as an indicator of water quality in the rivers of the Lake Ladoga basin and its relation to environmental factors

Trifonova, Irina S.; Pavlova, Oksana A.; Rusanov, Alexander G.

p. 527-549, published: Nov 6, 2007
9 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016103018 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2007/527

No. 1-2

Benchmarking models for the Water Framework Directive
(Large Rivers Vol. 17 No. 1-2)

Ed.: Juha Kämäri

2006. 263 pages, 48 figures, 39 tables, 16x25cm, 600 g
Language: English

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Foreword

Preface: Role of research and models in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

Tilche, A.; Balabanis, P.

p. 1-2, published: Jul 28, 2006

ArtNo. ESP142016101001 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/1

Original paper

Process for benchmarking models: dialogue between water managers and modellers

Kämäri, J.; Boorman, D.; Icke, J.; Perrin, C.; Candela, L.; Elorza, F. J.; Ferrier, R. C.; Bakken, T. H.; Hutchins, M.

p. 3-21, published: Jul 28, 2006
2 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101002 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/3

Original paper

The model evaluation tool: guidance for applying benchmark criteria for models to be used in river basin management

Hutchins, M.; Urama, K.; Penning, E.; Icke, J.; Dilks, C.; Bakken, T.; Perrin, C.; Saloranta, T.; Candela, L.; Kämäri, J.

p. 23-48, published: Jul 28, 2006
2 figures

ArtNo. ESP142016101003 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/23

Original paper

Benchmark models for diffuse pollution: the challenges

Dunn, S. M.; Dilks, C. F.

p. 49-73, published: Jul 28, 2006
1 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101004 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/49

Original paper

Use of simple rainfall-run-off models as a baseline for the benchmarking of the hydrological component of complex catchment models

Perrin, C.; Dilks, C.; Bärlund, I.; Payan, J.-L.; Andréassian, V.

p. 75-96, published: Jul 28, 2006
4 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101005 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/75

Original paper

Model Evaluation Tool experiences for the Amstel River

Icke, J.; Heeringen, K.-J. van; Groot, S.; Ouboter, M.

p. 97-113, published: Jul 28, 2006
5 figures, 4 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101006 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/97

Original paper

Modelling of water flow in a coupled surface-groundwater system. Application of the benchmarking process to the Riera del Carme basin (Barcelona, Spain)

Candela, L.; Gómez, M.; Elorza, F. J.; Mira, J.; Sánchez, H.; Igel, W. von

p. 115-131, published: Jul 28, 2006
11 figures, 3 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101007 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/115

Original paper

Performance benchmarking linked diffuse pollution and in-stream water quality models

Hutchins, M. G.; Deflandre, A.; Boorman, D. B.

p. 133-154, published: Jul 28, 2006
3 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101008 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/133

Original paper

Application of an in-stream water quality model to assist the implementation of the Water Framework Directive to a catchment in Southwest Finland

Thouvenot, M.; Hämäläinen, H.; Kirkkala, T.; Boorman, D. B.; Hutchins, M.; Kämäri, J.

p. 155-173, published: Jul 28, 2006
3 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101009 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/155

Original paper

Socio-economic and bio-physical modelling of diffuse pollution: closing the gaps

Urama, K. C.; Dilks, C. F.; Dunn, S. M.; Ferrier, R. C.

p. 175-199, published: Jul 28, 2006
8 figures, 2 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101010 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/175

Original paper

Cost-effectiveness analysis in the implementation of the WFD: review of available approaches and the role of model benchmarking

Urama, K. C.; Penning, W. E.; Kämäri, J.

p. 201-219, published: Jul 28, 2006
5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101011 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/201

Original paper

Simple benchmark models as a basis for model efficiency criteria

Perrin, C.; Andréassian, V.; Michel, C.

p. 221-244, published: Jul 28, 2006
5 figures, 1 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101012 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/221

Original paper

A sensitivity study for the Amstel River Basin water quality model

Elorza, F. J.; Mira, J.; Icke, J.

p. 245-263, published: Jul 28, 2006
4 figures, 5 tables

ArtNo. ESP142016101013 Price: 29.00 € DOI: 10.1127/lr/17/2006/245

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