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Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology

Volume 53 (not complete)


Responses of the phytoplankton community in the Yangtze River estuary and adjacent sea areas to the impoundment of the Three Gorges Reservoir p. 1

The changes of water transparency, silicate/phosphorus/nitrogen ratio and salinity profile due to interception of sediment and alteration of discharge by Three Gorges Dam significantly affected the community structure and spatial distribution of phytoplankton in the Yangtze River Estuary.

Published online: 09 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016027
Open Access

Insights into the reproductive activity of Omphiscola (Lymnaea) glabra (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) in relation to soil geology in Central France p. 11

Soil geology has an influence on the egg-laying and shell growth of the snail Omphiscola glabra. Snails living on marl laid more eggs in spring and their maximum shgell height was greater than those of congeners living on granite

Published online: 09 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016028

The impact of an extreme flood in spring/summer 2010 on phytoplankton communities in oxbow lakes of the lower Vistula River, central Poland p. 19

The objective of study was to assess the impact of extreme flood on phytoplankton in oxbow lakes and lower Vistula River. The results indicate that extreme flooding can lead to changes in alternative states of oxbow lakes. In the river the phytoplankton was similar to that recorded the previous year.

Published online: 09 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016030

Submerged macrophytes as bioindicators of environmental conditions in shallow lakes in eastern Poland p. 27

Macrophyte assemblages showed visible negative changes of their species diversity and biomass through the human induced eutrophication process. Their diversity is the combined effect of environmental conditions specific for a lake ecosystem, thus macrophytes have a crucial role in biomonitoring studies of shallow lakes.

Published online: 10 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016031

Forecasting population dynamics of the black Amur bream (Megalobrama terminalis) in a large subtropical river using a univariate approach p. 35

ARIMA model and RDA were proposed to predict M. terminalis larval abundance and its influence. CCF model further identified that discharge acted as a trigger for population growth. We conclude ARIMA model approach is an especially promising tool for predicting the trend of population effectively.

Published online: 10 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016034

Diet composition changes in tigerfish of Lake Kariba following an invasion by redclaw crayfish p. 47

High dietary plasticity and ontogenetic shifts in the tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus diet was observed, with historical assessments highlighting a dietary shift from 1969 to present. The invasive crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus can be considered to be forming a significant portion of the tigerfish diet due to its increasing frequency in diet. These findings are of importance as they highlight that tigerfish can potential help in controlling the invasive crayfish abundances.

Published online: 10 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016033

First description of the pupa and male of the Neotropical predatory midge Pellucidomyia oliveirai (Lane) (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) p. 57

The pupa and male adult of Pellucidomyia oliveirai are described for the first time from the Neotropical región. Map of distribution of adult species and key of the pupae of this genus are provided. The genus Pellucidomyia Macfie is reported for the first time from Argentina.

Published online: 09 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016037

Effects of volcanic ash on assemblage patterns and biological traits of Chironomidae in a north Andean Patagonian stream, Argentina p. 67

Negative effects on chironomid assemblages were found by comparing pre and post-eruption data along an altitudinal gradient affected by heavy ash deposition from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex. This study is an important contribution for conservation and restoration management of watercourses.

Published online: 13 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016032

Tapajobaetis, a remarkable new genus of Baetidae with spatulate claws (Ephemeroptera) p. 79

Ephemeroptera (Insecta) is a very common and abundant group in freshwater systems. Baetidae is the most diverse family of mayflies in terms of species. During a field trip to a poorly sampled area in the state of Para, Brazilian Amazon, a remarkable new genus of Ephemeroptera was collected. The objective of this work is to describe that new genus and new species.

Published online: 20 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016036

Influence of environmental factors on cyanobacterial biomass and microcystin concentration in the Dau Tieng Reservoir, a tropical eutrophic water body in Vietnam p. 89

The dynamics of cyanobacteria and microcystins (MCs) production were investigated in a drinking water reservoir. The biomass of Chroococcales and amongst them Microcystis aeruginosa and the total phosphorus governed the MCs levels, but also temperature to a lesser extent. The manuscript provides information about toxic cyanobacteria in tropical freshwater.

Published online: 25 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016038

Significance of pelagic and benthic metabolism for the carbon budget of a shallow lake p. 101

Pelagic and benthic primary production and respiration were measured in a shallow, eutrophic lake to examine the role of the pelagic zone and the sediments in the overall carbon budget of the lake. The pelagic zone of the lake was net autotrophic. When the sediment primary production and respiration were taken into account both processes were balanced.

Published online: 25 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016035

Non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) research in South America: subsidizing biogeographic hypotheses p. 111

Here it is presented a contribution to data on Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) collected in South America. In total, 3196 representatives of six subfamilies were collected. Sixty-one genera have been identified, containing at least 211 species. The present study provides unprecedented information for some of the most neglected areas in terms of chironomid studies in South America.

Published online: 31 January 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016039

Spatial heterogeneity and seasonal succession of phytoplankton functional groups along the vertical gradient in a mesotrophic reservoir p. 129

This study based on analysis from vertical profiles of phytoplankton FGs (both on a morphology-based approach and according to the functional groups), their relative biomass, physical and chemical parameters, through monthly samplings over a two years period, at three stations located along the longitudinal axis in the monomictic, mesotrophic Mediterranean reservoir. Nutrient dynamics, temperature and light availability were mainly driven by the water circulation patterns, governing the phytoplankton morphological variability (C→S→R) in İkizcetepeler reservoir. Nutrient availability and temperature constituted the main environmental constraints influencing phytoplankton dynamics, while zmix/zeu ratio played a secondary role. A similar conclusion for mesotrophic lakes was achieved by Naselli-Flores (2000) by studying 21 Sicilian man-made lakes. Despite the variations in zmix/zeu ratio as a result of stratification vs. mixing events and water withdrawal, C-strategists were typical representatives of phytoplankton assemblage. Groups Y, P, B, J, F, Lo and Tc showed heterogeneous distribution along the water column and vertical heterogeneity of phytoplankton was affected by nutrients (especially DIN values), temperature and zmix/zeu values which were mainly driven by the water circulation pattern. The results show that phytoplankton morphological spectrum throughout the entire water column, contributes useful information to assess the influence of mixing and trophic state on phytoplankton dynamics in mesotrophic reservoirs.

Similar studies about phytoplankton structure along the vertical gradient at seasonal time scales are not so detailed, and, to our knowledge, vertical distribution of phytoplankton functional groups was not investigated in Mediterranean reservoirs and only a short term study (Becker et al., 2009b) and a long term one (Crossetti and Bicudo, 2008) were performed in tropical Brazilian reservoirs. Therefore, our results provide evidence on vertical heterogeneous distribution of phytoplankton functional groups in mesotrophic Mediterranean reservoir, allowing for a deeper understanding of the role of different groups in such systems.

Published online: 22 February 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2016040

Limnophase versus potamophase: how hydrological connectivity affects the zooplankton community in an oxbow lake (Vistula River, Poland) p. 143

The impact of river hydrology on the oxbow lake was studied. Potamophase brought greater zooplankton diversity. Limnophase with higher water temperature led to greater zooplankton density but its diversity decreased. In recent years, probably due to climate change, water level in rivers is low and potamophase is rare. Oxbows remain isolated what is the cause biodiversity reducing.

Published online: 27 February 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017001

The effects of food level on the life history variables of the two closely related rotifer species Keratella tropica and Keratella valga p. 153

Keratella tropica had longer duration of pre-reproductive and reproductive periods, average lifespan, life expectancy at hatching and generation time, and higher net reproductive rate than K. valga. In subtropical lakes, the higher density of K. tropica might be attributed to its longer lifespan and higher reproductive rate.

Published online: 03 March 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017002

Discriminating permanent from temporary rivers with traits of chironomid genera p. 161

Chironomidae assemblage and its traits allowed the segregation of stream types, reflecting streams natural environmental diversity and their potential for bioassessment. Observable morphological traits, related with functions of Chironomidae in the system, are particularly useful to this segregation avoiding their taxonomic identification.

Published online: 03 March 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017004

First description of immature stages and adult females of Stilobezzia (Acanthohelea) megatheca (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Patagonia p. 175

Larva, pupa and adult female of Stilobezzia (Acanthohelea) megatheca are described. This is the first description of immature stages on the subgenus Stilobezzia (Acanthohelea) from the Neotropical region. Data on the bionomics of the species and a key to Neotropical pupae of Stilobezzia are provided.

Published online: 16 March 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017005

Macroinvertebrate herbivores and epilithon algae community of a stream affected by mineralized heated mining water inflow p. 189

The mining water altered abundance and taxa richness of herbivorous macroinvertebrates and their food – epilithic algae. Changes in community composition and function were recorded, scraper-collectors and invasive species became dominant in affected sites. Understanding the ecological effects of mining water effluent is useful for river protection management.

Published online: 27 March 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017003

Water quality related macroinvertebrate community responses to environmental gradients in the Portoviejo River (Ecuador) p. 203

This study provides information about the macroinvertebrate community and the ecological water quality of the Portoviejo River (Ecuador). Threshold Indicator Taxa Analysis was used to investigate shifts in macroinvertebrate communities along physico-chemical gradients and to define associated indicator taxa. The results are particularly useful for future decision-making and water management.

Published online: 19 May 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017007

Water-quality variability in dryland riverine waterholes: a challenge for ecosystem assessment p. 221

Spatial and temporal variability in water quality in dryland river waterholes, reflecting catchment and local biophysical characteristics, precluded identification of reference sites, and highlighted the need for strategic sampling design to capture variation in key variables and identify critical ecological conditions.

Published online: 22 May 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017008

Spatial and temporal variation of Cladocera in a tropical shallow lake p. 233

We present an ecological study of the Cladocera in a shallow tropical freshwater lake (Thale-Noi, Thailand) using activity traps in different habitats. Depth and pH shaped the communities regardless of macrophyte composition and overall densities were lower than reported from temperate lakes. Species composition and densities varied monthly, yet at any time maximally 22 cladoceran species were able to coexist in a niche of the dimensions studied here, the majority Chydoridae.

Published online: 02 June 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017006

Life table analysis reveals variation in thermal tolerance among three species of the Lecane genus (Rotifera: Monogononta) p. 253

Life table analysis revealed thermal tolerance among three species of the rotifer genus Lecane.

Lecane papuana behaved like a thermal specialist and perform better at higher temperatures than L. bulla and L. cornuta.

Results can be of potential use to develop toxicity tests for tropical countries.

Published online: 02 June 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017009
Open Access

Detection of habitats colonized by Omphiscola glabra (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) on acid soils using indicator plants p. 261

Juncus effusus was the best indicator plant species to detect the populations of Omphiscola glabra in five habitat types (out of seven) located on acid soils in the French region of Limousin. Juncus acutiflorus was the best indicator plant for snail populations living in springs.

Published online: 07 July 2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2017010