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Defining Chlorophyll-a Reference Conditions in European Lakes
The concept of “reference conditions” describes the benchmark against which current conditions are compared when assessing the status of water bodies. In this paper we focus on the establishment ofExpand
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Diatom and desmid relationships with the environment in mountain lakes and mires of NW Spain
The mountain ranges in NW Spain have a large number of little known wetlands. We report the results of a study carried out on a group of 77 small lakes and mires in the Sierra Segundera andExpand
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Benefits and limitations of an intercalibration of phytoplankton assessment methods based on the Mediterranean GIG reservoir experience.
The status of European legislation regarding inland water quality after the enactment of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) originated scientific effort to develop reliable methods, primarily basedExpand
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First detection of cyanobacterial PSP (paralytic shellfish poisoning) toxins in Spanish freshwaters.
Presence of the paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) saxitoxin, neosaxitoxin, decarbamoyl saxitoxin and gonyautoxin-5 was analyzed by mass spectrometry in 41 Spanish freshwaters and 13 strains ofExpand
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Flora and water chemistry in a relictic mire complex: the Sierra Segundera mire area (Zamora, NW Spain)
Chemical variables, algae, bryophytes, and vascular plants were determined in twelve mires located in the plateau of the Sierra Segundera range. All the mires studied are minetrophic in relation toExpand
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Specific composition and ecology of chrysophyte flagellates in Lake Sanabria (NW Spain)
Lake Sanabria is a glacial lake located at 1000 m a.s.l. in NW Spain. Its water is characterised by a low content of mineral salts, rather low pH, and oligotrophic status, which are all currentlyExpand
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Phytoplankton structure and dynamics in Lake Sanabria and Valparaíso reservoir (NW Spain)
The aim of this work is to compare the composition and seasonality of the phytoplankton population in a natural oligotrophic lake (Lake Sanabria) and a mesotrophic reservoir (Valparaíso). BothExpand
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The importance of inter-annual variability for management
In regions with high inter-annual climatic variability, lake management strategies should be based on scientific data covering the maximum range of lake dynamics. Lake Sanabria is a monomictic lakeExpand
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The heat budget of Lake Sanabria (NW Spain)
The heat budget is a basie limnologieal feature of lakes (HUTCHINSON 1957). lts estimation requires a number of ealeulations whieh ean be based on different approaehes. Lake Sanabria is the largestExpand