The mythical concept of eutrophication

  title={The mythical concept of eutrophication},
  author={Melbourne C. Whiteside},
Paleolimnologists frequently invoke the term ‘eutrophication’ for describing apparent enrichment phases in the history of a lake. I argue that this term is often used incorrectly and that alternative explanations can serve as more accurate descriptions. Increased organic content in the sedimentary record may result from increased nutrient availability (eutrophication), but it can also reflect decreased residence time of water, or changes in biotic interactions, or changes in lake morphometry… 

Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the recent history of Lake Chiuta Wetland, south Malawi

Understanding the environmental trajectory over the recent (ca. 200 years) of shallow inland water bodies is key to sustainable management of the fisheries industry that is facing severe challenges.

Stratigraphy of Cladocera and Chironomidae in a core from a shallow North German lake

In the subfossil assemblages of chironomids and cladocerans significant changes were found during the late-glacial and postglacial development of a small, shallow North German lake. The successions

Distribution of chironomids (Diptera) in low arctic West Greenland lakes: trophic conditions, temperature and environmental reconstruction

1. Surface sediment samples of subfossil chironomid head capsules from 47 lakes in southern West Greenland were analysed using multivariate numerical methods in order to explore the relationship

Ecological correlates of net accumulation rates of Cladocera remains in lake sediments

Paleolimnological study of plant and animal microfossils is based on either relative abundances or net accumulation rates of various taxa. Interpretation of the latter is difficult because ecological

Holocene environmental history and climate of Råtåsjøen, a low-alpine lake in south-central Norway

The Holocene environmental history and climate are reconstructed for Råtåsjøen, a low-alpine lake in south-central Norway. The reconstructions are based on chironomids, diatoms, pollen, plant

The use and application of freshwater midges (Chironomidae: Insecta: Diptera) in geographical research

The potential of applying the analysis of freshwater midges (Chironomidae) for current questions in geographical research is examined and the current status of chironomid research in academic geography is discussed and suggestions of potential future research directions are made.

Mid-to late-Holocene land-use change and lake development at Dallund S0, Denmark: synthesis of multiproxy data, linking land and lake

Multiproxy palaeoecological data for lake Dallund S0, Denmark, were synthesized to explore the link between changes in the terrestrial environment (from pollen, and sediment physical properties) with

Ecological Succession and Fragmentation in a Reservoir: Effects of Sedimentation on Habitats and Fish Communities

—While processes of depositional filling and ecological succession in natural lakes have been well described, these concepts are relatively new and seldom applied to reservoirs, especially at the

Bioretention processes for phosphorus pollution control

Phosphorus is a water pollutant of concern around the world as it limits the productivity of most freshwater systems which can undergo eutrophication under high phosphorus inputs. The importance of



Species Diversity in Chydorid (Cladocera) Communities

It is sugested that species diversity of chydorids is controlled primarily by complexity of the thier habitat, the rooted aquatic macrophytes of lakes.

Long-Term Replacement Cycles in Cladoceran Communities: A History of Predation

Several lines of evidence suggest that these long—term substitutions of the waterflea Bosmina reflect a changing balance between planktivorous fishes and predatory copepods.

Some chemical observations on post-glacial lake sediments

  • F. Mackereth
  • Environmental Science, Geology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
  • 1966
This paper reports the results of a somewhat exploratory investigation of the chemical composition of cores taken from the sediments of a number of lakes of the English Lake District. All the lakes

Developmental phases of the biocoenosis.

  • C. Goulden
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1969
Species number and diversity increase log-linearly with time during the early development of a biocoenosis and this period ends with the attainment of a maximum diversity pattern.

Influence of Volcanic Eruptions on Xylem Growth Patterns

Xylem formed in four pine trees growing near Paricutin Volcano, Mexico, during 8 years of volcanic activity had several kinds of abnormalities, including narrow, wide, asymmetrical, and incomplete

Factors regulating phytoplankton production and standing crop in the world's freshwaters

A regression analysis of global data for freshwater phytoplankton production, chlorophyll, and various nutrient parameters revealed that a high proportion of the variance could be explained by annual phosphorus input (loading), once a simple correction for water renewal time was applied.

The trophic-dynamic aspect of ecology

Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance

This book discusses ecosystem dynamics under Changing Climates, which includes community dynamics at the community level, and factors that limit Distributions, which limit the amount of variation in population size.

Successions of Cladocera and benthic animals in Lake Nojiri

湖沼は,一 種の重要な生態系 であ るのみな らず,生 態系 の機構 を把握す るのに,自 然 が 作つた便利な模型で もあ る.湖 沼の底棲動物 の種類やその量 は,湖 沼型を分類す るのに役 立つてい る(DEEVEY,1941; LUNDBECK, 1936; MIYADI, 1932; THIENEMANN, 1918).こ の底棲動物やプランク トンな どの生物群集 と無機的環境

Ecology and Field Biology

Ecology and field biology , Ecology and field biology , مرکز فناوری اطلاعات و اطلاع رسانی کشاورزی