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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  • 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
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2015017
  • 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
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2015016
  • 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
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2015015
  • Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis (Bti) is the larvicide considered most effective in controlling mosquito populations, with negligible environmental impacts. However, field applications of Bti raise the question of possible effects on food web structure, with potential subsequent proliferations of phytoplankton due to mosquito elimination.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 189-198
    Published online: 27 May 2015
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2015013