Books, Special Issues, Research Papers and CYANOnews

1. Handbook of Cyanobacterial Monitoring and Cyanotoxin Analysis

Edited by Jussi Meriluoto, Lisa Spoof and Geoffrey A. Codd

Wiley (2017), ISBN: 978-1-119-06868-6 , 576 pages.


A valuable handbook containing reviews, practical methods and standard operating procedures.

A valuable and practical working handbook containing introductory and specialist content that tackles a major and growing field of environmental, microbiological and ecotoxicological monitoring and analysis

Includes introductory reviews, practical analytical chapters and a comprehensive listing of almost thirty Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

For use in the laboratory, in academic and government institutions and industrial settings.

Available from Wiley and

2. CYANOCOST Special Issue : Cyanobacterial blooms. Ecology, prevention, mitigation and control.

In Aquatic Ecology (2016), Vol. 50, Number 3. (Springer)

Edited by Petra Visser, Bastiaan Ibelings, Jutta Fastner, Myriam Bormans


Abstract (from the Editorial):

This is the Editorial to a Special Issue entitled “Cyanobacterial blooms. Ecology, prevention, mitigation and control”. The Special Issue is a product of a European COST Action, CYANOCOST. In this Special Issue, contributions describe methods currently available for the management of cyanobacterial blooms, a key issue threatening the ecological functioning of lakes and the ecosystem services they provide . Contributions start with a section on the prevention of blooms, through the restriction of nutrient availability for cyanobacterial development at three levels: (1) in the catchment, (2) at the inflow to the lake and (3) in-lake methods, including nutrient release from the sediment. Then follows a section on control of blooms where blooms could be formed in the lake, but the chosen treatment restricts cyanobacterial growth to a level where risks and negative effects are minimal, e.g., artificial mixing, flushing or biomanipulation. The Special Issue continues with contributions on mitigation where blooms do develop, but physical and chemical methods mitigate the negative effects. For effective control key traits of the dominant cyanobacteria, characteristics of the lake system and an adequate design of the control method must come together. Each contribution answers questions like: what is the proposed or proven working mechanism of a given method? What have been the successes and failures? What are the reasons for success or failure? How is success linked to characteristics of the waterbody being treated? The Special Issue is concluded with contributions aiming at social and political aspects of bloom management .

3. Molecular Tools for the Detection and Quantification of Toxigenic Cyanobacteria

Edited by Rainer Kurmayer, Kaarina Sivonen, Annick Wilmotte, Nico Salmaso

Wiley (2017), ISBN: 978-1-119-33210-7, 276 pages.


Will be available soon (early 2017) from Wiley.

Coming soon :

  • CYANOCOST Special Issue in AIOL
  • Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins, Wiley (book).

 Research Papers that acknowledge CYANOCOST (updated 30/9/2016):

CYANOCOST Published Papers.pdf

We encourage CYANOCOST members and researchers who are connected to the network to acknowledge CYANOCOST in their published papers, if they think that CYANOCOST has contributed to the work (e.g. sharing of knowledge, exchange of ideas, workshops, short-term scientific missions, working groups etc). CYANOCOST papers are disseminated to the wider academic/research/citizen communities through the CYANOCOST website, facebook, twitter and Newsletters and they receive much attention as shown from metrics such as Altmetric.


CYANOnews Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2017

CYANOnews Issue 2, Mar-Apr 2017