Title: Chapter 14 - The Impact of the Changing Climate on Seasonal Dynamics of Phytoplankton
Authors: NOGES PeeterADRIAN RitaANNEVILLE OrlaneARVOLA LauriBLENCKNER ThorstenGEORGE Glen D.JANKOWSKI ThomasJARVINEN MarkoMABERLY Stephen C.PADISAK JuditSTRAILE DietmarTEUBNER KatrinWEYHENMEYER Gesa
Publisher: Springer Science+Businesss Media B.V.
Publication Year: 2010
JRC Publication N°: JRC54781
ISBN: 978-90-481-2945-4
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC54781
DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2945-4_14
Type: Articles in books
Abstract: In this chapter, we use results acquired from a range of different European lakes to explore the potential effects of climate change on the seasonal development and the composition of phytoplankton. The time-series analysed are amongst the longest available in the region. Some of the lakes studied in CLIME have been sampled at weekly or fortnightly intervals for more than fifty years. These sites also cover a range of lake types from shallow to deep, small to large, and oligotrophic to eutrophic. Geographically the lakes represent the Nordic, Atlantic, Central European and Alpine climatic and eco-regions. Besides specific CLIME sites, examples from other lakes are included where appropriate. Here, we concentrate our attention on the changes observed over the last 30 years, a period of particularly rapid change in most of the catchments selected for study. Issues that greatly complicate the analysis of long-term climate change impact on lakes are the complementary trends of eutrophication and re-oligotrophication. These management-related problems can, however, be minimized by using appropriate de-trending techniques and drawing comparisons with model simulations.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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