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.

  • Open Access

    Movement patterns of juvenile and adult noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) in a small stream, determined by radiotelemetry

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    This first radiotelemetric study comparing summer movement patterns of juvenile and adult noble crayfish (Astacusastacus) found substantial differences between the two groups during the 24-h cycle. In addition, juveniles moved over significantly longer distances, predominantly upstream.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 55 (2019) 19
    Published online: 11 October 2019
  • Open Access

    Slow degradation of compostable plastic carrier bags in a stream and its riparian area

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    Plastic carrier bags claimed as home compostable lost less than 5% of their initial mass after 11 weeks spent in a stream orits riparian area. Decomposers inhabiting natural environments proved inefficient in degrading such single-use plastic products made of biopolymers.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 55 (2019) 18
    Published online: 11 October 2019
  • Phytoplankton functional groups response to environmental parameters in Muling River basin of northeast China

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    The concept of functional feeding groups was used to classify and reveal the seasonal variation of phytoplankton functional groups in relation to environmental parameters. Phytoplankton species were grouped into 17 functional groups that vary significant spatially and seasonally. The pattern of phytoplankton functional groups seasonal successions decided by the five predominant functional groups. Total nitrogen, ammonium nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, N:P ratio, water depth and transparency were the major factor influencing phytoplankton community in this basin.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 55 (2019) 17
    Published online: 29 August 2019
  • Crustacean zooplankton community in relation to physicochemical factors and phytoplankton of 13 waterbodies located in the Yangtze River delta

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    NO2–N and TN in Spring, SD and TP in Summer had significant difference between 8 lakes and 5 reservoirs located in the Yangtze River delta (P < 0.05). All 13 studied water bodies were dominated by cyanophyta, whose Microcystis may determine the dominance of Bosmina fatalis. Eutrophic level should be in relation to the significant difference of plankton between 8 lakes and 5 reservoirs (P < 0.05). Five factors (cyanophyta, SD, WT, pH and DO) were significantly correlated with crustacean zooplankton abundance (P < 0.05). This research provided basic data of the 13 water bodies and studied the relationship between zooplankton and physicochemical factors as well as phytoplankton, providing scientific basis for the monitoring of eutrophic waterbodies located in the Yangtze river delta.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 55 (2019) 16
    Published online: 13 August 2019
  • Growth and morphological responses of Chlorella vulgaris at different initial algal densities to treatment with Ceratophyllum demersum methanol extracts

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    According to indoor simulation experiments, we found that the morphology changes and growth of C. vulgaris affected by C. demersum methanol extracts were dependent of initial algal density (IAD) and the macrophyte biomass. However, the individual or combined effects of those active compounds played roles in the interaction require further investigation.

    Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim., 55 (2019) 15
    Published online: 09 August 2019