Proceedings of an international symposium on the phycology of large lakes of the world

Held at the 1. international congress, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Ed.: M. Munawar

1987. XI, 256 pages, 98 figures, 44 tables, 16x24cm, 570 g
Language: English

(Advances in Limnology, Volume 25)

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The large lakes of the world represent one of the most undervalued resources on the surface of the globe. Despite their dimensions, akin to inland seas, they have failed to enthrall man in the manner of the seas of the continental margins. Much of human development has resulted from the very existence of these sweet water inland seas which have been rewarded by being turned into major receptacles for the waste by-products of this development. Over the past two decades the visible and often noxious deterioration in the world's large lakes has resulted in a developing interest and concern by both scientist and layman in these unique water bodies.

In 1982, the First International Phycological Congress was held in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, and provided the editor with an ideal opportunity to organize an international symposium that focussed on the phycology of the large lakes of the world. Scientists from Canada, U.S.A., and U.S.S.R. contributed papers dealing with the large lakes of Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia.

This compendium on the phycology of the Great Lakes of the world is a major stepping stone in the development of a consistent approach and understanding. It stands at the base of the food web, it recognizes the importance of community structure and the fragility of these plants to anthropogenic stress. It represents the encreasing sophistication of the science of fresh water bodies which is slowly enabling us to effectively manage our lakes as ecological systems; to understand and control both food web interactions as well as the impacts of material loadings from our ever changing society.

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Dedication Note IV
Foreword V
Munawar, M. Preface: Phycology of the large lakes of the world VII
Duthie, H. C. & Hart, C. J.: The Phytoplankton of the subarctic Canadian
Great Lakes 1
Petrova, N. A. The Phytoplankton of Ladoga and Onega lakes and its
recent successional changes 11
Kozhova, O. M.: Phytoplankton of Lake Baikal structural and functional
characteristics 19
Sirenko, L. A. The effects of blue-green algae on formation of algal
communities and on water quality in the Dnieper reservoirs 39
Munawar, M., Munawar, I. F. & McCarthy, L. H. Phytoplankton ecology of
large eutrophic and oligotrophic lakes of North America Lakes Ontario
and Superior 51
Claflin, L. W.: Associations between the phytoplanktonic and physico-
chemical regimes of Lake Michigan 97
Munawar, M., Munawar, I. F., Ross, P. E. & Mayfield, C. I. Differential
sensitivity of natural Phytoplankton size assemblages to metal mixture
toxicity 123
Munawar, M., Munawar, 1. F., Norwood, W. P. & Mayfield,
C. I. Significance of autotrophic picoplankton in the Great Lakes and
their use as early indicators of contaminant stress 141
Ross, P. E. & Munawar, M.: Zooplankton feeding rates at offshore
stations in the North American Great Lakes 157
Sheath, R. G.: Invasions into the Laurentian Great Lakes by marine
algae 165
El-Shaarawi, A. H. & Munawar, M. The association of chlorophyll a and
Phytoplankton biomass in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay 187
Hecky, R.E. & Kling, H. J.: Phytoplankton ecology of the Great Lakes
in the rift valleys of Central Africa 197
Talling, J. F.: The Phytoplankton of Lake Victoria (East Africa) 229