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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  • In spite of high altitude salt lakes are important water supply resources and very sensitive systems to climatic change; they have been poorly studied in South America. In this study we found that altitude and salinity mainly regulate richness while Bottom-Up forces are the main factors which control plankton abundance.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 261-272
    Published online: 09 November 2015
  • Food habits of native Amur three-lips (Opsariichthys uncirostris uncirostris) were significantly different from non-native largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in Lake Biwa, Japan. However, changes in fish fauna of the Lake, due to predatory impacts by non-native bass, may have affected preferable prey availability for the three-lips.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 51 3 (2015) 273-280
    Published online: 09 November 2015
  • 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