This outstanding volume provides an up-to-date overview of the advances in our knowledge of harmful cyanobacteria.
Author: Jef Huisman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This outstanding volume provides an up-to-date overview of the advances in our knowledge of harmful cyanobacteria. An essential reference for all scientists and environmental professionals interested in cyanobacterial ecology and water management.
Huisman J, Hulot FD (2005) Population Dynamics of Harmful Cyanobacteria. In Harmful Cyanobacteria, Aquatic Ecology Series. eds. Huisman, J, Matthijs, HCP, and Visser, PM, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. 143–76.
Author: H. Kenneth Hudnell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
With the ever-increasing incidence of harmful cyanobacterial algal blooms, this monograph has added urgency and will be essential reading for all sorts of researchers, from neuroscientists to cancer research specialists. The volume contains the proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms, and has been edited by H. Kenneth Hudnell, of the US Environmental Protection Agency. It contains much of the most recent research into the subject.
Cyanobacterial bloom termination: the disappearance of Planktothrix rubescens from Lake Bourget (France) after restoration. Freshwater Biol. 59:2472–2487. Janse I, Kardinaal WEA, Meima M, Fastner J, Visser PM, Zwart G (2004). Toxic and ...
Author: Ingrid Chorus
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Cyanobacterial toxins are among the hazardous substances most widely found in water. They occur naturally, but concentrations hazardous to human health are usually due to human activity. Therefore, to protect human health, managing lakes, reservoirs and rivers to prevent cyanobacterial blooms is critical. This second edition of Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water presents the current state of knowledge on the occurrence of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins as well as their impacts on health through water-related exposure pathways, chiefly drinking-water and recreational activity. It provides scientific and technical background information to support hazard identification, assessment and prioritisation of the risks posed by cyanotoxins, and it outlines approaches for their management at each step of the water-use system. It sets out key practical considerations for developing management strategies, implementing efficient measures and designing monitoring programmes. This enables stakeholders to evaluate whether there is a health risk from toxic cyanobacteria and to mitigate it with appropriate measures. This book is intended for those working on toxic cyanobacteria with a specific focus on public health protection. It intends to empower professionals from different disciplines to communicate and cooperate for sustainable management of toxic cyanobacteria, including public health workers, ecologists, academics, and catchment and waterbody managers. Ingrid Chorus headed the department for Drinking-Water and Swimming-Pool Hygiene at the German Environment Agency. Martin Welker is a limnologist and microbiologist, currently with bioMérieux in Lyon, France.
8 Ecology of Harmful Cyanobacteria H.W. Paerl and R.S. Fulton III 8.1 Introduction Cyanobacteria ( blue - green algae ) are the Earth's oldest known ( > 2.5 billion years ) oxygenic phototrophs , yet today still exhibit remarkable ...
Author: E. Granéli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume is a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research achievements concerning harmful algae (HA) ecology. Experts provide an in-depth analysis of HA topics including: global distribution, ecology of major HA groups, ecology and physiology of HA, HA and the food web, the human impact on HA and HA impact on human activity. This volume is intended for researchers in HA ecology as well as for advanced students, lecturers, and environmental managers.
Burkholder, J. M.; Glibert, P. M.; Skelton, H. M. Mixotrophy, a Major Mode of Nutrition for Harmful Algal Species in Eutrophic Waters. Harmful Algae 2008, 8, 77À93. 3. O'Neil, J. M., et al. The Rise of Harmful Cyanobacteria Blooms: The ...
Author: Graciliana Lopes
Publisher: Academic Press
The Pharmacological Potential of Cyanobacteria explores the bioactive compounds isolated from cyanobacteria and their relationship to human health and biotechnological applications. The book presents an overview of the chemistry and ecology of cyanobacteria, focusing on culture needs and techniques of biomass production. It is organized according to the different biological activities and biotechnological applications of compounds discovered in recent years. Besides biological activity, the mechanism of action of compounds is explained, along with molecular structure. Finally, compounds already used in therapeutics and biotechnology, as well as those in phases of approval or clinical trials are explored. Each chapter is written by a different research group with expertise in the field and publications in peer reviewed journals. Researchers and students in pharmaceutical academic research, pharmaceutical industrial sector personnel, health professionals, and nutritionists will find this book to be very useful. Covers all the bioactive compounds of cyanobacteria discovered thus far Includes chapters by experts in the field, covering the chemistry and mechanisms of action of cyanobacteria-bioactive compounds Provides a general overview of organisms, from biomass production to compound isolation and evaluation of bioactivities in different cell and cell-free systems
published: 18 July 2018 doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00242 Edited by: Book Review: Cyanobacteria as Environmental ... Toxic cyanobacterial blooms represent a water quality issue worldwide which incidence and severity are predicted to increase ...
J. Limnol. 2014, 73. [CrossRef] 2. O'Neil, J.M.; Davis, T.W.; Burford, M.A.; Gobler, C.J. The rise of harmful cyanobacteria blooms: The potential roles of eutrophication and climate change. Harmful Algae 2012, 14, ...
Author: Ana M. Cameán
Cyanobacteria are a group of ubiquitous photosynthetic prokaryotes. Their occurrence has been increasing worldwide, due to anthropogenic activities and climate change. Several cyanobacterial species are able to synthesize a high number of bioactive molecules, among them, cyanotoxins (microcystins, cylindrospermopsin, nodularin, etc.), which are considered a health concern. For risk assessment of cyanotoxins, more scientific knowledge is required to perform adequate hazard characterization, exposure evaluation and, finally, risk characterization of these toxins. This Special Issue “Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins: New Advances and Future Challenges” presents new research or review articles related to different aspects of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins, and contributes to providing new toxicological data and methods for a more realistic risk assessment.
O'Neil JM, Davis TW, Burford MA et al (2012) The rise of harmful cyanobacteria blooms: the potential roles of eutrophication and climate change. Harmful Algae 14:313–334 Oh H-M, Lee SJ, Jang M-H, Yoon B-D (2000) Microcystin production ...
Author: Patricia M. Glibert
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) - blooms that cause fish kills, contaminate seafood with toxins, or cause human or ecological health impacts and harm to local economies - are occurring more often, in more places and lasting longer than in past decades. This expansion is primarily the result of human activities, through increased nutrient inputs and various aspects of climate change. The Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (GEOHAB) programme promoted international collaboration to understand HAB population dynamics in various oceanographic regimes and to improve the prediction of HABs. This volume introduces readers to the overarching framework of the GEOHAB programme, factors contributing to the global expansion of harmful algal blooms, the complexities of HABs in different habitats, and the forward-looking issues to be tackled by the next generation of GEOHAB, GlobalHAB. The programme brought together an international team of contributing scientists and ecosystem managers, and its outcomes will greatly benefit the international research community.
Modelling of harmful cyanobacteria blooms in the Baltic Sea includes the following two research elements: Analyses of cyanobacterial blooms in response to environmental changes (e.g. climate variations and changes in nutrient loads of ...
Author: Babin, Marcel
The proliferation of harmful phytoplankton in marine ecosystems can cause massive fish kills, contaminate seafood with toxins, impact local and regional economies and dramatically affect ecological balance. Real-time observations are essential for effective short-term operational forecasting, but observation and modelling systems are still being developed. This volume provides guidance for developing real-time and near real-time sensing systems for observing and predicting plankton dynamics, including harmful algal blooms, in coastal waters. The underlying theory is explained and current trends in research and monitoring are discussed.Topics covered include: coastal ecosystems and dynamics of harmful algal blooms; theory and practical applications of in situ and remotely sensed optical detection of microalgal distributions and composition; theory and practical applications of in situ biological and chemical sensors for targeted species and toxin detection; integrated observing systems and platforms for detection; diagnostic and predictive modelling of ecosystems and harmful algal blooms, including data assimilation techniques; observational needs for the public and government; and future directions for research and operations.
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Author: Jussi Meriluoto
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A valuable handbook containing reviews, practical methods and standard operating procedures. A valuable and practical working handbook containing introductory and specialist content that tackles a major and growing field of environmental, microbiological and ecotoxicological monitoring and analysis Includes introductory reviews, practical analytical chapters and a comprehensive listing of almost thirty Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) For use in the laboratory, in academic and government institutions and industrial settings