New, old and evergreen frontiers in freshwater phytoplankton ecology: the legacy of Colin S. Reynolds

Luigi Naselli Flores, J. Alex Elliott, Judit Padisák, Martin T. Dokulil

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Abstract

This paper offers a brief overview of the contributions provided by widely recognised phytoplankton ecologists to honour the memory of an undisputed leader in the field of aquatic sciences: Colin S. Reynolds. Colin passed away quite unexpectedly in December 2018 causing a wave of sorrow that rapidly circulated among friends and colleagues all over the world. The 14 review papers collected in this Special Issue form a tribute to Colin’s scientific thinking, which survives the man and represents a legacy to all the scientists in the field, especially to young generations. Although authors and editors carefully selected 14 different topics, a certain degree of overlap exists among the collected contributions. This, far from being a limit, further underlines the holistic nature of Colin’s vision about phytoplankton and shows the need to develop a comprehensive cultural framework when analysing this complex ecological group of organisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume848
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aquatic Science

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