Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology

Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology publishes papers on the ecology of freshwater systems, ranging from studies of aquatic organisms, physical and chemical works which relate to the biological environment, to ecological applications and frameworks for water management directives.

Journal founded by University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse in 1964.

  • Bottom-up and top-down effects on phytoplankton functional groups in Hulun Lake, China

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    This study examines the effects of bottom-up (physical-chemical) and top-down (predation) factors on the phytoplankton functional groups in a eutrophic lake. The study revealed that the bottom-up effects of physical-chemical variables on some phytoplankton functional groups was stronger than the top-down effects of zooplankton. The study further showed that zooplankton functional groups were positively correlated with phytoplankton biomass implying that the top-down control of phytoplankton by the zooplankton in Lake Hulun is not strong enough to produce a negative effect. These finding serve as a basis for identifying how phytoplankton dynamics are influenced, which have implications for developing sustainable management strategies and conserving services of Lake Hulun and other eutrophic fresh water lakes.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 3
    Published online: 19 January 2021
  • Effect of environment on functional traits of co-occurring water beetles

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    Our study on trait-environment relationship of co-occurring water beetles in anthropogenic ponds revealed that submerged vegetation, odonate nymphs, calcium hardness, salinity and chironomid larvae affected body size, swimming traits and functional feeding groups of the beetles in assemblages.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 2
    Published online: 07 January 2021
  • Impacts of phosphorus loads on the water quality and the proliferation of harmful cyanobacteria in Foum-Gleita Reservoir (Mauritania)

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    The exploitation of phosphate mines contributes to the eutrophication of the Foum-Gleita reservoir (Mauritania), leading to the appearance of cyanobacterial blooms. Microcystis aeruginosa and Dolichospermum flos-aquae are the two dominant species during the hot season (May to September), and only the microcystin-LR congener was detected for the first time in a freshwater ecosystem in Mauritania with a peak at 3.55 μg L−1.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 57 (2021) 1
    Published online: 07 January 2021
  • Survival durations and behavioural adjustments of two freshwater bivalves (Unio terminalis, Unionida and Corbicula fluminea, Venerida) under two emersion conditions

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    Freshwater bivalves are often exposed to drought and are highly affected due to their limited mobility. According to the results, the presence of moist sediment during droughts provide protection for the bivalve species used in the study and extended survival durations. Additionally, no evidence was found regarding the effect of size on survival.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 56 (2020) 29
    Published online: 15 December 2020
  • Impacts of different extracellular polysaccharides on colony formation and buoyancy of Microcystis aeruginosa

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    Tightly cell-bound extracellular polysaccharides (TB-EPS) enhanced colony formation of Microcystis aeruginosa NIES-843, which is strictly related to buoyancy. Microscope observation shows the colony induced by TB-EPS likes wild Microcystis. Temperature and light affected colony formation and buoyancy.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 56 (2020) 28
    Published online: 13 November 2020