NCEAS Project 10241

The 60-year data set of plankton dynamics in Lake Baikal: Examining facets of the jewel of Siberia

  • Evgeny A. Zilov
  • Stephanie E. Hampton
  • Marianne V. Moore

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group9th—16th July 2005Participant List  
Working Group31st December 2005—7th January 2006Participant List  
Working Group8th—21st July 2006Participant List  
Meeting18th—21st January 2009Participant List  

Abstract
This international working group will use time-series analysis to analyze a 60-year data set describing the plankton community of Lake Baikal (Siberia) ¿ the deepest, oldest, and most biotically diverse lake on the planet. Due to financial constraints on scientific research in Russia during the post-Soviet era, an extraordinary data set describing the dynamics of the plankton community in Lake Baikal has been greatly underutilized, and it is nearly unknown by the international scientific community. Using this high-resolution data set, we will explore spatial-temporal patterns in plankton abundance and community structure, and compare effects of perturbations on plankton dynamics. This work will increase our understanding of ecosystem functioning in one of the world¿s great lakes, and it will bring the Lake Baikal dataset to international recognition, encouraging future exploitation of this rich scientific resource.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Hampton, Stephanie E.; Moore, Marianne V.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Dennis, Brian; Silow, E. A. 2006. Long-term changes in the pelagic zone of Lake Baikal. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography 2006. Victoria B. C., Canada.
Presentations Hampton, Stephanie E.; Moore, Marianne V.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Katz, Stephen L. 2008. Long-term warming and deepening summer phytoplankton distribution in Lake Baikal, Siberia. Climate-lakes conference at Lake Tahoe, 8-10 September 2008.
Presentations Hampton, Stephanie E.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Moore, Marianne V.; Katz, Stephen L. 2008. Long-term warming and food web reorganization in the world’s largest freshwater lake– L. Baikal, Siberia. Annual meeting of advancing the science of limnology & oceanography (ASLO), St. John’s Newfoundland, June 2008.
Journal Article Hampton, Stephanie E.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Moore, Marianne V.; Katz, Stephen L.; Dennis, Brian; Silow, E. A. 2008. Sixty years of environmental change in the world's largest freshwater lake - Lake Baikal, Siberia. Global Change Biology. Vol: 14. Pages 1947-1958.
Data Set Izmestyeva, Lyubov R. 2006. Lake Baikal plankton. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Izmestyeva, Lyubov R. 2006. Seasonal dynamics of common phytoplankton in Lake Baikal. Proceedings of Samara RAS Scientific Centre 2006. Vol: 8 (3). Pages 191-196.
Presentations Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Moore, Marianne V.; Hampton, Stephanie E. 2008. Climate change and phytoplankton community structure in Lake Baikal, Siberia. Climate-lakes conference at Lake Tahoe on Sept 8-10, 2008.
Presentations Katz, Stephen L.; Hampton, Stephanie E.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Moore, Marianne V. 2008. Long-distance climate teleconnection deciphered through non-stationary long-term environmental data from Lake Baikal, Siberia. Annual meeting of american geophysical union, 15-19 December 2008. San Francisco, CA.
Journal Article Katz, Stephen L.; Hampton, Stephanie E.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Moore, Marianne V. 2011. Influence of Long-Distance Climate Teleconnection on Seasonality of Water Temperature in the World's Largest Lake - Lake Baikal, Siberia. PLoS ONE. Vol: 6(2). Pages e14688. (Online version)
Presentations Moore, Marianne V. 2007. Sixty years of environmental change at Lake Baikal: Tarnishing the pearl of Siberia. Biology Department and Great Lakes Research Center 2007. Buffalo, New York.
Presentations Moore, Marianne V. 2007. Sixty years of environmental change in the sacred sea of siberia. Tufts University Department Seminar2007. Massachusetts.
Presentations Moore, Marianne V.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Silow, E. A.; Hampton, Stephanie E.; Peshkova, Ekaterina V.; Pavlov, Boris K. 2007. Synergistic effects of climate change and anthropogenic stressors on Lake Baikal, Siberia. Congress of the International Society of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, Large Lakes Special Symposium 2007. Montreal, Canada.
Presentations Moore, Marianne V.; Hampton, Stephanie E.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R. 2008. Potential effects of contemporary climate change on Lake Baikal, Siberia. Annual meeting of Advancing the Science of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO), St. John’s Newfoundland.
Presentations Moore, Marianne V. 2009. Climate change and the ‘sacred sea’ of Siberia. Dept of Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Missouri, 27 February 2009. University of Missouri. Columbia, Missouri.
Journal Article Moore, Marianne V.; Hampton, Stephanie E.; Izmestyeva, Lyubov R.; Silow, E. A.; Peshkova, Ekaterina V.; Pavlov, Boris K. 2009. Climate change and the world's 'sacred sea' Lake Baikal, Siberia. BioScience. Vol: 59(5). Pages 405-417.
Presentations Moore, Marianne V. 2009. Tales from Siberia: Climate change and the world’s largest lake. Dept of Biological Sciences, Utica College, 20 April 2009.
Presentations Moore, Marianne V. 2010. Science without boundaries in a changing world. Inaugural opening of the madeleine K. albright institute for global affairs, wellesley college, 12 January 2010.