Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Biological communities

    1. M. Lazaridou-Dimitriadou, V. Artemiadou, G. Yfantis, S. Mourelatos, Y. Mylopoulos
      Pages 47-58
    2. Philippe Boët, Jérôme Belliard, Romuald Berrebi-dit-Thomas, Evelyne Tales
      Pages 59-68
    3. C. Prignon, J. C. Micha, G. Rimbaud, J. C. Philippart
      Pages 69-77
    4. Robert J. Naiman, Scott R. Elliott, James M. Helfield, Thomas C. O’Keefe
      Pages 79-86
  3. Eutrophication, nutrient dynamics and organic pollution

    1. M. Salvia, J. F. Iffly, P. Vander Borght, M. Sary, L. Hoffmann
      Pages 97-102
    2. Per Stålnacke, Nils Vagstad, Timo Tamminen, Paul Wassmann, Viesturs Jansons, Enn Loigu
      Pages 103-110
    3. José Miguel Sánchez Pérez, Michèle Trémolières, Naima Takatert, Philippe Ackerer, Arianne Eichhorn, Gérard Maire
      Pages 185-193
    4. B. Kronvang, L. M. Svendsen, J. P. Jensen, J. Dørge
      Pages 207-212
    5. Eliane Fustec, Philippe Boët, Aïcha Amezal, Nils Fauchon
      Pages 213-221
  4. Erosion and sediment transport

  5. Fate of micropollutants

About this book


The volume focuses on the ecological functioning of rivers, which has received less attention than functioning of lakes and reservoirs. The selected papers cover a large range of topics relating to aquatic communities, eutrophication, nutrient dynamics and organic pollution, erosion and sediment transport, and fate of micropollutants at the basin scale. Integrated approaches developed in order to study the ecological functioning of fluvial systems perturbed by human activity are presented. This functioning is analysed from the point of view of fundamental research, but insights into system management are not neglected.
This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, and water surface pollution, to postgraduate students, to the institutions involved in water resource management, and to the drinking water and waste water treatment industries. It draws information from many large river systems in the world.


Ecology Erosion Eutrophication Groundwater Phosphor Plankton Sediment ecosystem ecosystems phytoplankton wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Josette Garnier
    • 1
  • Jean-Marie Mouchel
    • 2
  1. 1.UMR Sisyphe 7619 CNRS/UPMCParisFrance
  2. 2.CEREVE, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et ChausséesMame-la-ValléeFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5393-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2163-9
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