Blooms Like It Hot

  title={Blooms Like It Hot},
  author={Hans W. Paerl and Jef Huisman},
  pages={57 - 58}
A link exists between global warming and the worldwide proliferation of harmful cyanobacterial blooms. 

Ecology: Healthy competition

Research now suggests that toxic strains may be outcompeted by their non-toxic counterparts as surface concentrations of carbon dioxide increase.

The role of nutrients in cyanobacterial blooms in a shallow reservoir


Planktonic Cyanobacteria forming blooms in reservoirs of northeastern Brazil

This paper contributes to the inventory of cyanobacteria in freshwater environments in Northeastern Brazil by collecting samples from 19 reseedings of the Amazon region.

Allied attack: climate change and eutrophication

Abstract Global warming and eutrophication in fresh and coastal waters may mutually reinforce the symptoms they express and thus the problems they cause.

Monitoring cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms by unmanned aerial vehicles in aquatic ecosystems

Cyanobacterial bloom changes in spatial scale and variability can be partially addressed using UAVs, achieving efficient and accurate risk assessments.

A diatom-based paleolimnological investigation of historical water-quality and ecological changes in the Lake of the Woods, Ontario

i Acknowledgements iii Co-authorship v Table of

Faecal indicator bacteria monitoring in blue-green algae contaminated water

ii Acknowledgements iii List of Figures vi List of Tables vii List of Abbreviations viii Chapter

Blooms Bite the Hand That Feeds Them

There is growing evidence that oxidative stressors in high-irradiance surface waters, where blooms accumulate, select for toxigenic strains over their nontoxic counterparts.



Doing Battle With the Green Monster of Taihu Lake

In attempting to subdue a vicious algal bloom, scientists aim to restore the health of a major lake in China and hone strategies for heading off toxic soups elsewhere.

Summer heatwaves promote blooms of harmful cyanobacteria

A coupled biological-physical model is developed investigating how competition for light between buoyant cyanobacteria, diatoms, and green algae in eutrophic lakes is affected by the meteorological conditions of this extreme summer heatwave, and warns that climate change is likely to yield an increased threat of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in eUTrophic freshwater ecosystems.

Health Effects of Toxin-Producing Cyanobacteria: “The CyanoHABs”

The current understanding of CTP's including their risk to human health is reviewed to reflect the changing landscape of harmful algal blooms worldwide.

Salt tolerance of the harmful cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa

Rising salinities in freshwater ecosystems are unlikely to suppress M. aeruginosa blooms, and may in fact enhance the exposure of aquatic organisms to elevated concentrations of extracellular microcystins, according to this study.

Climate change affects timing and size of populations of an invasive cyanobacterium in temperate regions

It is concluded that an earlier rise in water temperature associated with climate change has promoted the spread of C. raciborskii to the temperate zone, thereby shifting the pelagic populations to a phase with higher Imix, which advances growth and the population establishment.

Salinity Effects on Growth, Photosynthetic Parameters, and Nitrogenase Activity in Estuarine Planktonic Cyanobacteria

The study suggested that direct effect of salinity (as NaCl in these experiments) on cyanobacterial physiology does not alone explain the low frequency and magnitude of blooms of N2-fixing cyanobacteria in estuaries.

Microcystis genotype succession in relation to microcystin concentrations in freshwater lakes

A seasonal succession of different Microcystis genotypes might often be a key mechanism determining microcystin concentrations in Micro Cystisdominated lakes, and factors driving the succession of toxic and non-toxic genotypes deserve further study.

Testing the Sensitivity of Phytoplankton Communities to Changes in Water Temperature and Nutrient Load, in a Temperate Lake

Freshwater lakes are biologically sensitive to changes in the surrounding environment and the impacts that such changes have on their water quality are of considerable ecological, recreational and

Diversity of virus-like agents killing Microcystis aeruginosa in a hyper-eutrophic pond

To the knowledge of this report, this is the first report of the existence of virus-like agents with different genomic size that kill M. aeruginosa in a shallow hyper-eutrophic pond in Japan, but without specific virus isolation.

The Ecology of Phytoplankton

Although focussed on one group of organisms, the book develops many concepts relevant to ecology in the broadest sense, and will appeal to graduate students and researchers in ecology, limnology and oceanography.