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Special Issue

Cyanobacterial Blooms

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2021 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editor

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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Open Access Review

Cyanobacterial Blooms and Their Implications in the Changing Environment

Received: 03 January 2022;  Published: 16 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2201011


Cyanobacteria are the most ancient phytoplankton that first appeared at least 2.5 billion years ago and have a prolonged evolutionary history. They can form impenetrable and toxic blooms in aquatic ecosystems such as freshwater and marine environments. Cyanobacterial blooms produce cyanotoxins that endanger ecosystem functioning and deteriorat [...]
Open Access Original Research

How Might Changing Climate Limit Cyanobacteria Growth in Shallow Prairie Lakes? An Empirical Space-For-Time Evaluation of the Potential Role of Increasing Sulfate

Received: 20 November 2021;  Published: 15 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2201007


Cyanobacteria blooms alter aquatic ecosystems and occur frequently in shallow prairie lakes, which are predicted to increase in salinity as the regional climate becomes hotter and drier. However, flat landscapes that experience depression bottom salinity with high concentrations of sulfate in addition to sodium and chloride, ma [...]