Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology

An international journal of basic and applied freshwater research

Editor-in-Chief: Pascal Laffaille
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ISSN: 0003-4088 - eISSN: 2100-000X

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  • Photosynthetic performances of epilithic freshwater lichens representative of various submersion conditions were compared. Pigment composition, respiration rate, photosynthesis activity and PSII efficiency after thalli hydration/dehydration were determined, emphasizing large differences in photosynthetic traits of hyper- and sub-hydrophilic lichens. Our results reveal that performances of different freshwater lichen taxa are consistent with their habitat characteristics.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52 (2016) 235-242
    Published online: 20 April 2016
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016009
  • The effect of predatory insects on prey size distribution was investigated in two temporary Andean wetlands, located in northwest of Patagonia Argentina. The wetlands studied showed heterogeneous prey size structure and the insects impacted on survival of different prey size and stages. However the size-limited predators investigated here, seems no influence on the body size structure of the prey, other variables could be more important in the size structure of these aquatic ecosystems.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52 (2016) 205-216
    Published online: 18 April 2016
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016011
  • Recent threat of habitat loss and fragmentation impels us better understanding how habitat specific dynamics influence overall ecosystem processes. This paper demonstrates that each habitat type should be considered as a discrete metabolic entity and that particular sets of environmental factors are responsible for habitat specific metabolic responses. Such findings have a great applicability in river restoration initiatives, particularly when benthic metabolism is used as indicator of ecosystem function.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52 (2016) 243-252
    Published online: 18 April 2016
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016012
  • The seasonal successions of plankton in eutrophic rivers on plain tended to converge to at least three regular patterns. All were potentially driven by anthropogenic influences (water conservancy, shipping and land use) through significantly changing water environments (physicochemical factors, hydrological features and dissolved oxygen).

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52 (2016) 217-233
    Published online: 14 April 2016
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016007
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    A new genus of mayflies is described for 6 new species from New Caledonia. This contribution to taxonomy is useful for biomonitoring and protection of the unique aquatic biodiversity of the island. In nymphs of one subgenus, the femora are paddle-shaped and modified for swimming.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 52 (2016) 187-204
    Published online: 04 April 2016
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016010