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Limnology and Lake Management 2000+: Proceedings of the Kinneret Symposium, Ginnosar, Israel, Sept. 1998


Series: Advances in Limnology (formerly Ergebnisse der Limnologie) Volume: 55

By: Tom Berman(Editor), K David Hambright(Editor), Joel Gat(Editor), Sarig Gafny(Editor), Assaf Sukenik(Editor), Max Tilzer(Editor)

593 pages, 246 b/w illustrations, 64 tables

Schweizerbart Science Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #140113 | ISBN: 3510470575
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About this book

The papers in this volume are the peer reviewed proceedings of the Kinneret Symposium on Limnology and Lake Management 2000+, held in September 1998 at Kibbutz Ginnosar, Israel, on the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

The papers deal with all aspects of lake management, corresponding to major sessions of the Symposium:
1) Lakes and Reservoirs as water supply sources;
2) Operational Limnology; new approaches;
3) Management driven research: case studies;
4) Nutrient cycling;
5) Control factors of aquatic population dynamics

Lake Kinneret is Israel's only large freshwater lake and serves as the main reservoir for the National Water Carrier that provides almost a third of the country's water requirements and an even higher proportion of drinking water needs. Since 1968, the Yigal Allon Kinneret Limnological Laboratory has carried out basic and applied research aimed at understanding how present and future environmental conditions may affect water quality and how best to protect the lake ecosystem in an era of rapid regional development. Largely as a result of the monitoring and research efforts of Laboratory scientists, the management authorities (Israel Water Commission, the Kinneret Authority and Mekorot Water Company) have been able to maintain acceptable lake water quality over the years.

For over 30 years the Laboratory has fulfilled its mandate as "caretaker of Lake Kinneret'' and in doing so has acquired an outstanding international reputation for innovative and significant research. As a result the laboratory has been involved in joint studies, exchange programs and training courses with many other countries, (including Australia, Belarus, Canada, Chili, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, San Salvador, Sweden, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the U.S.A). Laboratory scientists continue to search for environmentally acceptable solutions to the future water requirements of Israel and her neighbours as part of the evolving Middle East Peace Process.

"This volume of Advances in Limnology contains 40 papers, which were presented at the Kinneret Symposium on Limnology and Lake Management in 1998. For the better orientation, the papers are grouped into five sections, which concern on lakes and reservoirs as water supply sources, on the operational limnology and lake management, on the nutrient cycling and finally on the factors controlling aquatic population dynamics. Therefore it can be experienced even at the first looking-on, that this band is an exhaustive one. Everybody, who is interested in limnology, especially in algology, can read in this book about new methods and new approaches in these fields. Without highlighting any of these articles, we would like to remark that these progressive publications are of international interest, although certainly, much of them deal with the Lake Kinneret. One can find here description on investigation, which solve practical problems of water utilising, too. Nowadays the management of lakes and water-bodies of other kind are widely and often negotiated points of view. Information and case studies about this topic are also available in this book. 264 figures – among them also coloured ones – and 64 tables make the certain reports more interesting to study and easier to understand. I recommend this very useful book for all limnologists, phycologists, and algologists working on aquatic environment all over the world."
– K. Szabo, Acta Botanica Hungarica 43 (1-2) 2001

"[...] In summary, this compendium contains a wealth of peer-reviewed information most contributory to contemporary limnology. Although many papers address specific problems and phenomena of Lake Kinneret, most of the processes analyzed and conclusions are more widely applicable. Even though these papers of this journal series are not abstracted as widely in information services as is the case of contents of many conventional scientific journals, they are important contributions that should be recognized. The work is highly recommended for ecological research libraries."
– Robert G. Wetzel, SILnews 34, Sept. 2001, p. 14/15


Foreword VII
Participants VIII

a) Lakes and reservoirs as water supply sources
BEN-MEIR, M.: Water storage capacity in Israel 1
SOEDER, C.J. & SIEGEL, H.: Lakes and reservoirs as sources of drinking water: the relevance of phytoplankton concentration 7
SHERMAN, B., WHITTINGTON, J. & OLIVER, R.: The impact of artificial destratification on water quality in Chaffey Reservoir 15
VILA I., CONTRERAS, M., MONTECINO, V., PIZARRO, J. & ADAMS, D.D.: Rapel. A 30 years temperate reservoir. Eutrophication or contamination? 31
SCHATZ, D., ESHKOL, R., KAPLAN, A., HADAS, O. & SUKENIK, A.: Molecular monitoring of toxic cyanobacteria 45
RIMMER, A.: The influence of lake level on the discharge of the Kinneret saline springs 55
FLEXER, A., YELLIN-DROR, A., KRONFELD, J., ROSENTHAL, E., BEN-AVRAHAM, Z., ARTSZTEIN, P.P. & DAVIDSON, L.: A Neogene salt body as the primary source of salinity in Lake Kinneret 69

b) Operational Limnology; new approaches
BODEMER, U., GERHARDT, V., YAKOBI, Y.Z., ZOHARY, T., FRIEDRICH, G. & POHLMANN, M.: Phytoplankton abundance and composition in freshwater systems determined by DF excitation spectroscopy and conventional methods 87
GERHARDT, V. & BODEMER, U.: Delayed fluorescence excitation spectroscopy: a method for determining phytoplankton composition 101
GITELSON, A.A., YACOBI, Y.Z., SCHALLES, J.F., RUNDQUIST, D.C., HAN, L., STARK, R. & ETZION, D.: Remote estimation of phytoplankton density in productive waters 121
KLOIBER, S.M., ANDERLE, T.H., BREZONIK, P.L., OLMANSON, L., BAUER, M.E. & BROWN, D.A.: Trophic state assessment of lakes in the Twin Cities (Minnesota, USA) region by satellite imagery 137
SCHALLES, J.F. & YACOBI, Y.Z.: Remote detection and seasonal patterns of phycocyanin, carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in eutrophic waters 153
MEGARD, R.O.: Diagnosis of light attenuance with Secchi disks 169
MORROW, J.H., WHITE, B.N., CHIMIENTE, M. & HUBLER, S.: A big-optical approach to reservoir monitoring in Los Angeles, California 179
KALIKHMAN, I.: Patchy distribution fields: survey design and reconstruction conformity 193
MUMM H., KREMSER, A. & LAMPERT, W.: Zooplankton of a small eutrophic lake: impact of a biomanipulation attempt 205
SCHERNEWSKI, G., PODSETCHINE, V., ASSHOFF, M., GARBE-SCHÖNBERG D & HUTTULA, T.: Spatial ecological structures in littoral zones and small lakes: Examples and future prospects of flow models as research tools 227
OSTROVSKY, I.: The upper most layer of bottom sediments: sampling and artifacts 243

c) Management driven research: Case studies
GOLDMAN, C.R.: Management-driven limnological research 257
DOKULIL, M.T., TEUBNER, K. & DONABAUM, K.: Restoration of a shallow, ground-water fed urban lake using a combination of internal management strategies: a case study 271
BUNGARTZ, H., SHTEINMAN, B.S., THIEVE, M. & PARPAROV, A.: Modelling of flow and suspended sediment transport in the Jordan River 283
GAFNY, S. & GASITH, A.: Spatial and temporal variation in the standing biomass of emergent macrophytes: effect of water level fluctuations 301
GASITH, A., GAFNY, S. & GOREN, M.: Response of the fish assemblage of rocky habitats to lake level fluctuations: possible effect of varying habitat choice 317
PORAT, R., TEETSCH, B., DUBINSKY, Z. & WALSBY, A.E.: Effects of light and pressure on gas vesicle formation and buoyancy in Aphanizomenon ovalisporum Forti (Cyanobacteria) from Lake Kinneret (Israel) 333

d) Nutrient cycling
HESSEN, D.O. & FAAFENG, B.A.: Elemental ratios in freshwater seston; implications for community structure and energy transfer in food webs 349
SIMON, M., JONTOFSOHN, M., PARPAROV, A. & BERMAN, T.: Turnover of combined amino acids and carbohydrates on organic aggregates and in the bulk water in Lake Kinneret and other pelagic ecosystems 365
PARPAROV, A. & BERMAN, T.: Turnover rates of freshwater seston and their experimental estimates 379
ECKERT, W. & NISHRI, A.: Sedimentary phosphorus flux in Lake Kinneret: Precipitation vs. release 397
HADAS, O., MALINSKY-RUSHANSKY, N., PINKAS, R., HAETCZ, E.& EREZ, J.: High chemoautotrophic primary production across a transect in Lake Kinneret, Israel 413
DITTRICH, M., CASPER, P. & KOSCHEL, R.: Changes in the porewater chemistry of profundal sediments in response to artificial hypolimnetic calcite precipitation 421
BOAVIDA, M.-J.: Phosphatases in phosphorus cycling: A new direction for research on an old subject 433
LEWITUS, A.J., KOEPFLER, E.T. & PIGG, R.J.: Use of dissolved organic nitrogen by a salt marsh phytoplankton bloom community 441
YACOBI, Y.Z. & OSTROVSKY, I.: Spatial distribution of organic matter and chloropigments in Lake Kinneret bottom sediments during holomixis 457

e) Control factors of aquatic population dynamics
TILZER, M.M.: Control factors of planktonic population dynamics in freshwater: a review 471
WALLINE, P.D., TYLER, J.A., BRANDT, S.B., OSTROVSKY, I. & JECH, J.M.: Lavnun abundance: how changes may affect consumption of Lake Kinneret zooplankton 493
ADLER, M., GERVAIS, F. & SIEDEL, U.: Phytoplankton species composition in the chemocline of mesotrophic lakes 513
OREN, A.: Biological processes in the Dead Sea as influenced by short-term and longterm salinity changes 531
SCHELSKE, C.L., COVENEY, M.F., ALDRIDGE, F.J., KENNEY, W.F. & CABLE, J.E.: Wind or nutrients: Historic development of hypereutrophy in Lake Apopka, Florida 543
TEUBNER, K.: Synchronised changes of planktonic cyanobacterial and diatom assemblages in North German waters reduce seasonality to two principal periods 565
WYNNE, D. & PIETERSE, A.J.H.: The effect of copper on photosynthesis, nitrate reductase and phosphatase activities in Lake Kinneret phytoplankton 581

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