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Lee C. Bowling, PhD
Retired Limnologist and Cyanobacterial Ecologist,
Former affiliation: DPI Water, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle, NSW, Australia
Current address: 3 Shrike Place, Ingleburn, New South Wales, 2565, Australia
Research interest: Cyanobacterial blooms - ecology and management; water quality; aquatic ecosystems; limnology of rivers, lakes and reservoirs; phytoplankton; climate change
About This Topic
Cyanobacterial blooms occurring in aquatic environments, especially freshwaters, can at times lead to dire consequences. Major environmental problems resulting from blooms include the degradation of water quality and adverse impacts on aquatic ecosystems, while anthropogenic uses of such water bodies can be severely impacted by the presence of taste and odour compounds, toxins and other metabolites. Understanding how and why blooms occur is important for managing the impacts of existing blooms and for developing management strategies to reduce future bloom occurrence. The physico-chemical attributes of the water body, including nutrients, pH, salinity, water temperature and water column stability contribute to bloom formation. Individual species likely respond to environmental factors differently which may determine why some species predominate in some situations while other species bloom in others; and why some blooms produce toxins and others do not. The genetics of each species may underly how each interacts with its environment. In addition, changing environmental conditions due to climate change in coming years are likely to increase the distribution, abundance and occurrence of blooms around the globe. With hazardous blooms likely to increase, rapid and effective monitoring methods for their management and mitigation will be of great importance. The scope of this special edition is therefore broad, and is intended to cover the ecology of blooms and bloom forming species, the consequences of blooms, their monitoring and management and the likely impacts of climate change.
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