Palaeolimnological Proxies as Tools of Environmental Reconstruction in Fresh Water

  • Krisztina Buczkó
  • János Korponai
  • Judit Padisák
  • Scott W. Starratt

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Krisztina Buczkó, Enikő Katalin Magyari, Peter Bitušík, Agnieszka Wacnik
    Pages 3-28
  3. Enikő Magyari, Krisztina Buczkó, Gusztáv Jakab, Mihály Braun, Zoltán Pál, Dávid Karátson et al.
    Pages 29-63
  4. Peter Bitušík, Vladimír Kubovčík, Elena Štefková, Peter G. Appleby, Marek Svitok
    Pages 65-85
  5. Gusztáv Jakab, Péter Majkut, Imola Juhász, Sándor Gulyás, Pál Sümegi, Tünde Törőcsik
    Pages 87-106
  6. Tomáš Bešta, Jitka Šafránková, Miloslav Pouzar, Jan Novák, Kateřina Nováková
    Pages 107-120
  7. Maja Andrič, Julieta Massaferro, Ueli Eicher, Brigitta Ammann, Markus Christian Leuenberger, Andrej Martinčič et al.
    Pages 121-141
  8. Luiza Galbarczyk-Gąsiorowska, Michał Gąsiorowski, Krystyna Szeroczyńska
    Pages 173-183
  9. Mariusz Lamentowicz, Zofia Balwierz, Jacek Forysiak, Mateusz Płóciennik, Piotr Kittel, Marek Kloss et al.
    Pages 213-230
  10. Lidia Romero-Viana, M. Rosa Miracle, Charo López-Blanco, Estela Cuna, Gloria Vilaclara, Jordi Garcia-Orellana et al.
    Pages 231-245
  11. Holger Cremer, Frans P. M. Bunnik, Emiliya P. Kirilova, Eddy H. R. R. Lammens, André F. Lotter
    Pages 279-287
  12. Piero Guilizzoni, Julieta Massaferro, Andrea Lami, Eduardo Luis Piovano, Sergio Ribeiro Guevara, Stella Maris Formica et al.
    Pages 289-302
  13. Thomas Hübener, Sven Adler, Petra Werner, Manuela Schult, Helmut Erlenkeuser, Hinrich Meyer et al.
    Pages 303-327

About this book


Palaeolimnology is one of the most rapidly developing fields of limnology. The primary objective of this volume is to present new palaeolimnological findings from eastern and central Europe. Although this area has sometimes received less attention than other areas of Europe, the lakes and mires, coupled with the variability in landscape and the local differences in climate, provide unique opportunity for studying palaeolimnology. The volume starts with a review on late Quaternary records form the Carpathian region, followed by new results on the history of a crater lake, Lake Saint Ana, glacial lakes in the Tatra Mountains and Lake Bled in Slovenia. In addition, the various papers provide new insights on the development of lakes and bogs during the late glacial and Holocene, using a wide range of palaeolimnological proxies, including diatoms, pollen, macrofossils, pigments, cladoceran remains, chironomids, chaoborids, stable isotopes and geochemistry. The motivation for collecting recent knowledge derives from the recognition of the importance, and applicability of palaeolimnological tools to help in defining "reference conditions" as designated within the Water Framework Directives and estimating influence of global climate change on surface waters.


Fresh water Multi-proxy studies Palaeoecological (climate) reconstruction Palaeolimnology Water Framework Directive climate change environment environmental change

Editors and affiliations

  • Krisztina Buczkó
    • 1
  • János Korponai
    • 2
    • 3
  • Judit Padisák
    • 4
  • Scott W. Starratt
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of BotanyHungarian Natural History MuseumBudapestHungary
  2. 2.West-Transdanubian District Water AuthorityKeszthelyHungary
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Environmental SciencesUniversity of West HungarySzombathelyHungary
  4. 4.Department of LimnologyUniversity of PannoniaVeszprémHungary
  5. 5.U.S. Geological SurveyMenlo ParkUSA

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