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By Martin C. Th. Scholten, Edwin M. Foekema, Henno P. Van Dokkum, Nicolaas H.B.M. Kaag, Robbert G. Jak (auth.)

This booklet goals to bridge the space among ecotoxicology and limnology. The meant readers of the ebook are water managers, coverage makers with a systematic historical past in addition to researchers/advisors within the quarter of water administration. The publication presents an ecotoxicological point of view on lake administration and describes eutrophication of shallow, temperate lakes. It surveys the impression of poisonous elements (e.g., agricultural insecticides) at the aquatic atmosphere, particularly the relation among algae and daphnids. The message of the publication is that food corresponding to phosphorus will not be the single vital think about explaining and coping with eutrophication: poisonous disturbance of to-down keep an eye on is additionally a major issue to be thought of. the result of broad reviews and experiments (some unpublished) on lake eutrophication are awarded during this book.

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44 2 Daphnid Grazing Ecology Fig. 14. Density development of the cyanobacteria Anabaena sp. in systems with different initial densities of Daphnia magna (Dm) Chl-a (µg/l) 300 without daphnids 7 D. magna /l 200 100 0 0 2 4 6 8 days Fig. 15. Development in an eco-assay with OECD medium stocked with Scenedesmus subspicatus and various densities of Daphnia magna The daphnid grazing effectiveness as a function of the daphnid densities in the control of Raphidocelis development was tested in more detail in smaller-scale microcosms (2 litre), which, due to their size provided an almost complete control of the experimental conditions.

Sommer et al. 1986, Scheffer; 1998). ) lakes dominated by either the larger bodied Daphnia pulicaria or the smaller bodied Daphnia galeata mendotae showed a higher biomass and filtration potential when D. pulicaria was the most dominant species in the zooplankton. D. pulicaria appeared to delay algal bloom conditions, but it did not ultimately prevent the algae from growing. Nevertheless, the clear-water phase started earlier, lasted longer, and was usually characterised by greater Secchi disc readings than was the case for D.

Daphnia magna and Simocephalus vetulus at 3, 2 and 3 individuals, respectively, per litre). The two other containers without daphnids were used as a reference. d . 33 d or GE%=49%) and was almost completely controlled by the daphnids. It must be stressed that the 42 2 Daphnid Grazing Ecology grazing effectiveness was measured in relation to the control of an algal population that was reproducing at an exponential rate. Whilst a grazing efficiency of 49% may sound modest, after eight days the algal density in the systems with daphnids was only 6% of that in the systems without daphnids.

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