Limnology

Limnology

Lake and River Ecosystems

eBook - 2001 | 3rd ed.
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Limnology is the study of the structural and functional interrelationships of organisms of inland waters as they are affected by their dynamic physical, chemical, and biotic environments. Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems, 3rd Edition, is a new edition of this established classic text. The coverage remains rigorous and uncompromising and has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with evolving recent research results and theoretical understanding. In addition, the author has expanded coverage of lakes to reservoir and river ecosystems in comparative functional analyses.
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©2001.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780080574394
0080574394
9780127447605
0127447601
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 1006 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue
Water as a substance
Rivers and lakes-their distribution, origins, and forms
Water economy
Light in inland waters
Fate of heat
Water movements
Structure and productivity of aquatic ecosystems
Oxygen
Salinity of inland waters
Inorganic carbon complex
Nitrogen cycle
Phosphorus cycle
Iron, sulfur, and silica cycles
Planktonic communities: algae and cyanobacteria
Planktonic communities: zooplankton and their interactions with fish
Bacterioplantton
Land-water interfaces larger plants
Land-water interfaces: attached microorganisms, littoral algae, and zooplankton
Shallow lakes and ponds
Benthic animals and fish communities
Detritus: organic carbon cycling and ecosystem metabolism
Past productivity: paleoliminology
Ontogeny of inland aquatic ecosystems
Inland waters: understanding is essential for the future.
Summary: Limnology is the study of the structural and functional interrelationships of organisms of inland waters as they are affected by their dynamic physical, chemical, and biotic environments. Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems, 3rd Edition, is a new edition of this established classic text. The coverage remains rigorous and uncompromising and has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with evolving recent research results and theoretical understanding. In addition, the author has expanded coverage of lakes to reservoir and river ecosystems in comparative functional analyses.

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