Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Petre Gastescu, Hyperion University of Bucharest (Romania)
Managing Editor: Petre Bretcan, Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania)
Volume 7(2) / 2013
ISSN: 1844-6477 (print version)
ISSN: 2284-5305 (electronic version)







Manisha D. GIRIPUNJE1, 2, Abhay B. FULKE1, Krishna KHAIRNAR1* , P. U. MESHRAM, Waman  N. PAUNIKAR1


1Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI), Nagpur-440020, India

2Department of Environmental Science, Sevadal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur-440015, India




This is a comprehensive review of phytoplankton ecology in freshwater lakes of India. A review study was undertaken for the better understanding of the phytoplankton distribution. In broad terms, authors discussed the relations of phytoplankton with factors like lake temperature, sunlight exposure period, sunlight penetration, water pH, wind, transparency, seasonal variations, water characteristics, nutrient enrichment and prey-predator relation in the lakes of India. From the results, authors noticed that each lake habitat is different from other lake habitat. Finally, authors concluded that phytoplankton ecology is an indicator for the evaluation of impacts of influencing factors. These factors provide a suitable management plan for lakes. Phytoplankton ecology provides a ground for monitoring and assessing the strategies of the fresh water lake management.


Keywords: Phytoplankton ecology, Freshwater lakes, Seasonal fluctuation, Phytoplankton distribution, Freshwater lakes of India

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