Recent Submissions

  • A supplement to a bibliography of samplers for benthic invertebrates

    Elliott, J.M.; Tullet, P.A. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1983)
    A supplement to the earlier bibliography compiled by Elliott and Tullett 1978 (FBA Occas. Publ. No. 4) covering literature from December 1977 - December 1982 on samplers that could be used for the rapid removal of benthic intertebrates from the natural substrata of rivers and streams. In addition it includes papers on marine samplers that have been or could be used in freshwater.
  • Published work on freshwater science from the FBA, IFE and CEH, 1929-2006

    McCulloch, I.D.; Pettman, Ian; Jolly, O. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 2008)
    A new listing of published scientific contributions from the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) and its later Research Council associates – the Institute of Freshwater Ecology (1989–2000) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2000+) is provided. The period 1929–2006 is covered. The compilation extends an earlier list assembled by in 1979.
  • Investigations on phytoplankton with special reference to water usage

    Lund, J.W.G. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1981)
    Experiments and observations on the phytoplankton of certain lakes in the English Lake District were made from early 1973 to the end of March, 1974. They included laboratory and lake bioassays and observations on the quantity and quality of the phytoplankton in six lakes. The introductory sections of the report are about algae, the ecology of phytoplankton and the scope of the contracted work. Laboratory bioassays on water from one lake, Blelham Tarn, showed that phosphorus, silicon (for diatoms) and organic substances forming complexes with iron were the major substances limiting the growth of the algae tested. The growth of the test algae was limited to different degrees by those substances and, to some extent, to a greater or lesser degree at different times of year. It is suggested that a relatively simple form of bioassay could give valuable information to water undertakings. Lake bioassays and other experiments were carried out by using large in situ tubular plastic enclosures. Two such investigations are described. The effects of a change in sewerage in two drainage basins on the phytoplankton of three lakes is described and some data given about changes since 1945 in three other lakes in the same overall drainage basin. These latter lakes have been affected too by changes in sewerage and by increasing inputs of domestic and agricultural wastes. Throughout, the relevance of the work done to practical problems of water usage is kept in mind and discussed. In the last section special reference is made to the largely unpredictable results of water transfers. The report ends with a note on river phytoplankton.
  • Provisional atlas of the freshwater leeches of the British Isles

    Elliott, J.M.; Tullet, P.A. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1981)
    Distribution maps were included in the second edition of the F.B.A. Scientific Publication on British freshwater leeches (Mann 1964). When that publication was extensively revised and enlarged to include a review of the literature on the ecology of leeches (Elliott & Mann 1979), it was decided that new maps should be published separately. The original maps were based on 1097 records whereas 4198 records were used for the new maps. The total British Isles list comprises sixteen species, thirteen genera and four families of leeches.
  • The colonization of Windermere by Crangonyx pseudogracilis (Crustacea, Amphipoda) 1961 to 1964

    Garland, E.M. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1980)
    C. pseudogracilis , was first seen in the South Basin of Windermere in 1960. The colonization of the lake from South to North is described (1961 to 1964). The relationship with Asellus and Gammarus is mentioned. Possible reasons for its successful colonization are discused as are the methods by which it may have been transported to the lake.
  • Petroleum hydrocarbons in fresh waters: a preliminary desk study and bibliography

    Jones, J.G.; Horne, J.E.M.; Moorhouse, P.; Powell, D.L. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1980)
    A literature survey was carried out into the effects of petroleum hydrocarbons in freshwater, from the toxicity, biodegradability and concentration aspects. It was supplemented by a selective search on hydrocarbons in the marine environment for comparison. The aim was to determine the major inputs of these hydrocarbons, their accumulation, effects and fate in freshwaters. The search was confined to the period 1965-1978. The bibliography contains 390 references, divided by subject.
  • An annotated bibliography of aquatic sediment traps and trapping methods

    Reynolds, C.S.; Wiseman, S.W.; Gardner, W.D. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1980)
    This annotated bibliography is intended to give as reasonably complete a review of the existing literature as possible, and to offer some practical guidance in the selection and operation of sediment traps in future monitoring programmes.
  • List of Publications of the Freshwater Biological Association 1929–1978

    Pettman, I. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1979)
    This bibliography covers the literature published by the Freshwater Biological Association between the years 1929-1978.
  • A bibliography of samplers for benthic invertebrates

    Elliott, J.M.; Tullet, P.A. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1978)
    This annotated bibliography covers literature to the end of November 1977, and includes references to samplers that could be used for the rapid removal of benthic invertebrates from natural substrata of rivers and streams. Marine samplers which have been, or could be, used in freshwater. Coverage of Russian literature is incomplete, although a selection of recent and important references are included. The references are arranged under the following headings, Reviews; Nets and quadrat samplers; Scoops, shovels and dredges; Grabs; Corers; Suction and air-lift samplers; Electroshocking samplers; Efficiencies and comparisons; and Samplers from catalogues. There is an index to samplers (by the common name) and an author index.
  • A bibliography of works for the identification of freshwater invertebrates in the British Isles

    Armitage, P.D.; Furse, M.T.; Wright, J.F. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1979)
    This bibliography covers the literature up to the end of 1978. The criteria used in the selection of references were that they should aid identification of invertebrates directly; thus, works solely concerned with the taxonomy of a particular group are in general omitted unless they contain a key. Some check-lists are however included where they give current nomenclature. The references are arranged alphabetically within each group and deal mainly with macro-invertebrates but include available keys to some microscopic invertebrates. Internal parasites and hymenopterous parasitoids are omitted. For insects the life stages to which the key applies are given where this is not clear in the reference. A number of keys to non-aquatic stages have been included in the hope that they may prove useful in certain circumstances. In addition, under a general head, latest check-lists are referred to together with bibliographies of algal keys and a guide for the identification of British water plants.
  • A bibliography of the rivers North Tyne, Wear, Tees and Swale

    Horne, J.E.M. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1977)
    This bibliography covers published and unpublished work on the freshwater sections of the rivers North Tyne, Wear, Tees and Swale, their catchment areas and their tributaries. 393 references are included in the bibliography.
  • Surface water temperature of Windermere. Monthly and yearly totals of degree-days centigrade and monthly mean temperatures, 1933 to 1975

    Kipling, C.; Roscoe, M.E. (Freshwater Biological AssociationAmbleside, UK, 1977)
    The surface temperature of Windermere has been recorded by the staff of the Freshwater Biological Association on every weekday (with a few minor exceptions) since 11 January 1933. This publication presents this information in a form which can easily be used by individual research workers. There are 43 tables (1 for each year, 1933-1975) which give the data, expressed as degree-days centigrade. The tables show for each month the number of degree-days above each temperature from 0 degree C to the highest recorded, at 1 degree C intervals. Mean temperatures are obtained by dividing the number of degree-days over 0 degree C by the relevant number of days. The advantage of degree-days rather than mean temperatures is that degree-days are additive so data for any desired periods may be combined quickly and simply. Seasonal results for spring, summer, autumn and winter are presented in tabular form, as are selected totals for comparisons between years. Further tables give the mean temperature in each month of the year, and the frequency distributions of monthly mean temperatures.