Phytoplankton in Water Quality Assessment — An Indicator Concept

  1. Pertti Heinonen1,
  2. Giuliano Ziglio2 and
  3. André Van Der Beken3
  1. Eva Willén

Published Online: 22 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470511121.ch6

Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring

Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring

How to Cite

Willén, E. (2000) Phytoplankton in Water Quality Assessment — An Indicator Concept, in Water Quality Measurements Series: Hydrological and Limnological Aspects of Lake Monitoring (eds P. Heinonen, G. Ziglio and A. Van Der Beken), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470511121.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Finnish Environment Institute, Belsinki, Finland

  2. 2

    Universita di Trento, Italy

  3. 3

    Techware, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471899884

Online ISBN: 9780470511121

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Keywords:

  • phytoplankton;
  • algae;
  • water-blooming;
  • toxin-producing cyanobacteria;
  • enviornmental changes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is meant by algae?

  • Experiences of indices and indicators

  • Phytoplankton and the seasonal development

  • The reaction of planktic algae to environmental changes

  • Phytoplankton characteristics and lake types

  • Water-blooming and toxin-producing cyanobacteria

  • Conclusions