Ecology of meromictic lakes / Ramesh D. Gulati, Egor S. Zadereev, Andrei G. Degermendzhi, editors.

  • Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, [2017].
  • ©2017
x, 405 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.


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This volume presents recent advances in the research on meromictic lakes and a state-of-the art overview of this area. After an introduction to the terminology and geographic distribution of meromictic lakes, three concise chapters describe their physical, chemical and biological features. The following eight chapters present case studies of more than a dozen meromictic lakes, showing the variety of physical and biochemical processes that promote meromixis. The result is a broad picture of the ecology and biochemistry of meromictic lakes in tropical and cold regions, in man-made pit lakes and euxinic marine lakes, and in freshwater as well as hypersaline lakes. In the final chapter the editors provide a synthesis of the topic and conclude that the study of meromictic lakes also offers new insights into the limnology of inland lakes. The book appeals to researchers in the fields of ecology, limnology, environmental physics and biophysics.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Meromictic Lakes, their Terminology and Geographic Distribution / Egor S. Zadereev, Bertram Boehrer, Ramesh D. Gulati
  • Physical Features of Meromictic Lakes: Stratification and Circulation / Bertram Boehrer, Christoph von Rohden, Martin Schultze
  • Chemical Setting and Biogeochemical Reactions in Meromictic Lakes / Martin Schultze [and 4 others]
  • Biological and Ecological Features, Trophic Structure and Energy Flow in Meromictic Lakes / Egor S. Zadereev, Ramesh D. Gulati, Antonio Camacho
  • Comparative Study of the Stability of Stratification and the Food Web Structure in the Meromictic Lakes Shira and Shunet (South Siberia, Russia) / Denis Rogozin [and 8 others]
  • Rogoznica Lake, an Euxinic Marine Lake on the Adriatic Coast (Croatia) that Fluctuates Between Anoxic-Holomictic and Meromictic Conditions / Irena Ciglenečki [and 3 others]
  • Lake Cadagno, Microbial Life in Crenogenic Meromixis / Mauro Tonolla [and 10 others]
  • Lake La Cruz, an Iron-Rich Karstic Meromictic Lake in Central Spain / Antonio Camacho [and 4 others]
  • Meromictic Pit Lakes: Case Studies from Spain, Germany and Canada, and General Aspects of Management and Modeling / Martin Schultze [and 4 others]
  • Tropical Meromictic Lakes: Specifics of Meromixis and Case Studies of Lakes Tanganyika, Malawi, and Matano / Sergei Katsev [and 5 others]
  • Mono Lake: Plankton Dynamics over Three Decades of Meromixis or Monomixis / John M. Melack [and 3 others]
  • Mexican Meromictic Lakes: What We Know So Far / Javier Alcocer
  • Conclusion: Ecology of Meromictic Lakes / Ramesh D. Gulati, Egor S. Zadereev.
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