The main issues of biosafety of eutrophicated water reservoirs, which are used as drinking-water sources, are related with the risk of mass development of toxic cyanobacteria. The factor of this risk is, in particular, a character of feedbacks in zooplankton, some species of which in the course of their nutrition eliminate repre-sentatives of phytoplankton. In turn, these representatives are the competitors to cyanobacteria and saturate water with the products of their metabolism – nutrients for phytoplankton. The authors describe the relations for these species, which open the new approaches to the prediction of the risk of mass development of cyanobacteria in eutrophicated hydrobiocoenoses.
|Translated title of the contribution||Biosafety issues of eutropicated sources of drinking-water supply in relation to the risk of mass development of toxic cyanobacteria: model of stability factors of zooplankton|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2013|
- drinking water
- water reservoirs