Advancing Knowledge on Cyanobacterial Blooms in Freshwaters
Kormas, Konstantinos Ar. (editor)
Vardaka, Elisabeth (editor)
Cyanobacterial blooms are a water quality problem that is widely acknowledged to have detrimental ecological and economic effects in drinking and recreational water supplies and fisheries. There is increasing evidence that cyanobacterial blooms have increased globally and are likely to expand in water resources as a result of climate change. Of most concern are cyanotoxins, along with the mechanisms that induce their release and determine their fate in the aquatic environment. These secondary metabolites pose a potential hazard to human health and agricultural and aquaculture products that are intended for animal and human consumption; therefore, strict and reliable control of cyanotoxins is crucial for assessing risk. In this direction, a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that determine cyanobacterial bloom structure and toxin production has become the target of management practices. This Special Issue, entitled “Advancing Knowledge on Cyanobacterial Blooms in Freshwaters”, aims to bring together recent multi- and interdisciplinary research, from the field to the laboratory and back again, driven by working hypotheses based on any aspect of mitigating cyanobacterial blooms, from ecological theory to applied research.
Keywordsblooms; cyanobacteria; control; toxins; phenyl-acyl compounds; caffeic acid; non-toxic; redox microcystin LR; Microcystis aeruginosa; logistic equation; max algal population; hydrodynamic; mass transfer; ecological function; ecosystems; harmful cyanobacterial bloom (CyanoHAB); proper functioning condition (PFC); total maximum daily load (TMDL); non-point source (NPS); point source (PS); Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ); best management practice (BMP); stream-lake linkage; taxonomic; bacterial community; environmental change; mitten crab culture; cyanobacteria community; seasonal variation; environmental factors; potentially harmful species; Lake Guchenghu; man-made surface water channel; transboundary; nestedness; Balkan; Dolichospermum lemmermannii; microcystin; Lake Ludoš; dissolved inorganic nitrogen; dissolved organic carbon; phosphonate; subsurface methane maximum; stoichiometry; Synechococcus; cyanobacterial growth; stress responses; Pseudanabaena galeata; oxidative stress; antioxidative enzymes; freshwater; bloom; air temperature; nutrients; model; subtropical reservoir; functional groups; phytoplankton; seasonal succession; cyanobacterial bloom; water quality; human and animal health; climate change; eutrophication
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences