Chapter 20. Freshwater Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change: The Euro-Limpacs Project

  1. Philippe Quevauviller13,14,
  2. Ulrich Borchers15,
  3. Clive Thompson16 and
  4. Tristan Simonart17
  1. Richard W. Battarbee1,
  2. Martin Kernan1,
  3. David M. Livingstone2,
  4. Uli Nickus3,
  5. Piet Verdonschot4,
  6. Daniel Hering5,
  7. Brian Moss6,
  8. Richard F. Wright7,
  9. Chris D. Evans8,
  10. Joan O. Grimalt9,
  11. Richard K. Johnson10,
  12. Edward Maltby11,
  13. Conor Linstead11 and
  14. Richard A. Skeffington12

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch20

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

How to Cite

Battarbee, R. W., Kernan, M., Livingstone, D. M., Nickus, U., Verdonschot, P., Hering, D., Moss, B., Wright, R. F., Evans, C. D., Grimalt, J. O., Johnson, R. K., Maltby, E., Linstead, C. and Skeffington, R. A. (2008) Freshwater Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change: The Euro-Limpacs Project, in The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring (eds P. Quevauviller, U. Borchers, C. Thompson and T. Simonart), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 13

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 14

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

  3. 15

    IWW Water Research Centre, Germany

  4. 16

    Alcontrol Laboratories, South Yorkshire, UK

  5. 17

    Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London, Gower St., London WC1E 6BT, UK

  2. 2

    Water Resources Dept., EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 133, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland

  3. 3

    Institute of Meteorology and Geophysic, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020, Austria

  4. 4

    Alterra, Centre for Ecosystem Studies Droevendaalsesteeg 3, Wageningen 6700 AA, The Netherlands

  5. 5

    Department of Hydrobiology, University of Duisburg-Essen, 45117 Essen, Germany

  6. 6

    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GS, UK

  7. 7

    Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Gaustadalleen 21, 0349 Oslo, Norway

  8. 8

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Deiniol Road, Bangor, LL57 2UP, UK

  9. 9

    Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research (CSIC), Jordi Girona, 18, 08034-Barcelona, Spain

  10. 10

    Department of Environmental Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 7050, SE 750 07, Uppsala, Sweden

  11. 11

    Institute for Sustainable Water, Integrated Management & Ecosystem Research, (SWIMMER), University of Liverpool, UK

  12. 12

    Aquatic Environments Research Centre, Department of Geography, University of Reading, PO Box 227, Reading RG6 6AB, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Water Quality Measurements

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philippe Quevauviller13,14

Series Editor Information

  1. 13

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 14

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518366

Online ISBN: 9780470716090

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Keywords:

  • aquatic system climate change impact;
  • GCMs (general circulation models);
  • climate change freshwater ecosystem response - Euro-limpacs project;
  • surface water temperature trends;
  • North Atlantic oscillation shift;
  • temperature and precipitation - future impact;
  • flow regime climate-induced changes;
  • climate change and hydromorphology interaction;
  • climate change and acidification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Direct Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Systems

  • Interaction between Climate Change and the Hydromorphology of Streams and Rivers

  • Interactions between Climate Change and Eutrophication

  • Interactions between Climate Change and Acidification

  • Interactions between Climate Change and Toxic Substances

  • Developing Indicators of Climate Change for Freshwater Ecosystems

  • Implications of Climate Change for Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration

  • Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Freshwater Ecosystems at the Catchment Scale

  • Implications of Predicted Climate Change Impacts on Freshwater Ecosystems for Policy and Management

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References