Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology

An international journal of basic and applied freshwater research

Editor-in-Chief: Régis Céréghino, Pascal Laffaille and José Miguel Sánchez-Pérez
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ISSN: 0003-4088 - eISSN: 2100-000X
Frequency: 4 issues per year

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  • The scientific trends in phytoplankton studies between 1991 and 2013 have been analyzed based on bibliometric methods. Phytoplankton studies carried out on large scale and long term are showing a significantly ascending trend, while traditional and local scale studies are showing a descending trend.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 249-259
    Published online: 05 October 2015
  • We investigated the changes of the macroinvertebrate assemblages of natural springs along an altitudinal gradient in the Bernese Alps. The composition of the faunistic assemblages changed distinctively along this gradient. The water temperature was the most important factor for the macroinvertebrates at different altitudes.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 237-247
    Published online: 25 September 2015
  • We test the effects of food type and temperature on the life history parameters and elemental content of Brillia bifida (Chironomidae)

    Temperature accelerated the development of B. bifida larvae (i.e., three times faster at warm than at cold temperature), while the poor-quality food resource reduced its growth rates (i.e., three times)

    Both factors together modified larvae nutrient ratios and nutrient fluxes (i.e., through FPOM production).

    Differential effects observed on larval development, growth and elemental composition point out that food type and temperature might not only affect B. bifida performance, but also extend to other trophic compartments through detritivore-mediated nutrient cycling

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 227-235
    Published online: 20 August 2015
  • The paper demonstrated that glass eel imported from an English estuary and directly restocked in inland small Belgian streams grew, survived, dispersed upstream and downstream and used well defined preferred microhabitats. The results suggest that such restocking practice may be an interesting unconventional option in countries or regions farther from the sea.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 219-226
    Published online: 13 August 2015
  • We assessed the composition of the diet, amplitude and degree of overlap of the trophic niche of sintopic tadpoles. The diet consisted mainly of diatoms, with a higher proportion of small algae, but different morphological guilds. R. arenarum had a more pronounced overlap of trophic niche with H. cordobae than viceversa.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 211-217
    Published online: 13 August 2015