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Limnology

Limnology

Lake and River Ecosystems

  • Author: Robert G. Wetzel
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN: 0127447601
  • Category: NATURE
  • Page: 1006
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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.

Textbook of Limnology

Textbook of Limnology

Fifth Edition

  • Author: Gerald A. Cole,Paul E. Weihe
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478632194
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 440
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The interdisciplinary nature of limnology requires lucid and well-integrated coverage of biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and resource management. Paul Weihe skillfully accomplishes this objective in his revision of Gerald Cole’s classic limnology text. This long-awaited revision introduces concepts in straightforward terms, replete with detailed examples, elegant illustrations, and up-to-date, well-researched documentation. Outstanding features of the fifth edition include: • A global outlook with examples from every continent • Discussions of the impact of environmental challenges (e.g., climate change, eutrophication, river regulation) with case studies of real-world examples • A chapter devoted to wetlands • A thorough examination of biogeochemistry, including recent anthropogenic alteration and a reconsidered understanding of stoichiometric relationships • Expanded treatment of hydrology, utilizing empirical approaches to discharge determination and effects of land-use changes • A reorganized presentation of biodiversity, explicitly correlating profiles of biota with community ecology and ecosystem function • Updated taxonomy with a description of the new metagenomic approach, nomenclature strictly adhering to the intergovernmental Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Limnology

Limnology

Inland Water Ecosystems

  • Author: Jacob Kalff
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 592
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Written from an ecosystem perspective, this user-friendly and thorough book discusses, without the use of jargon, events that happen below the waterline of lakes, rivers, and wetlands and links them back to the attributers of the drainage basins, the overlying atmosphere and climate, which have a major impact on inland waters and their biota. It also contains a large number of easy-to-comprehend figures and tables that reinforce the written material and provide evidence for statements made. The focus on how fundamental limnology applies to environmental management and conservation shows readers that fundamental science can (and does) make a major contribution to solving environmental problems. Chapters 1 and 2 provide a background and history of limnology. Patterns are based on data and photos from all over the world. Emphasis placed on the role of drainage basins, the atmosphere, contaminants, weather and climate — in determining the function of aquatic systems. Chapters on acidifying precipitation, organic and trace metal contaminants, and reservoirs integrates the individual topics discussed in the different chapters by bringing it to bear on three major environmental issues. Emphasis on the importance of the spatial, temporal, and interval scales over which research is carried out and conclusions are drawn and the difficulty of “scaling up” findings. For further study by those with limnology or aquatic management and conservation

Limnology

Limnology

  • Author: S. C. Agrawal
  • Publisher: APH Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788176481083
  • Category: Limnology
  • Page: 132
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Limnology

Limnology

  • Author: Alexander J. Horne,Charles Remington Goldman
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • ISBN: 9780070236738
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 576
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Intended for biology and environmental sciences students, this study of lake systems covers the physics, chemistry and biology of lakes. The text includes ecosystem examples to illustrate basic concepts in limnology. The examples are drawn from all over the world - Africa, the Americas, Antarctica, the Arctic, Europe, Japan and New Zealand. This wide array of examples allows the authors to point out marked differences in size, basin shape, climate and biota, while illustrating a unity of principles in limnology. The number of topics is limited so that major subjects - such as physical conditions within lake systems, applications to the LIST environment, and the success of big rivers, streams and estuaries - can be covered in more depth.

Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology

Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology

  • Author: Walter K. Dodds,Matt R Whiles
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780080884776
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 829
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Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242

Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes

Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes

  • Author: A. Ivan Johnson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9782884492348
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 456
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Contains selected papers presented at a symposium at Jinja, Uganda in February 1993 which was organized by IDEAL, the International Decade for East African Lakes, a ten-year, multi- national, multi-disciplinary investigation of the biological, geological, chemical, and physical limnology of the East African Lakes, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes of the East African Rift Valley and the climatology and paleoclimatology of the Rift Valley itself. The 37 contributions address tectonic settings of the East African lakes, the East African climate, physical limnology, aquatic chemistry, food webs and fisheries, sedimentary processes, the impact of humans, and a historical note. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Lakes Handbook

The Lakes Handbook

Limnology and Limnetic Ecology

  • Author: Patrick O'Sullivan,C. S. Reynolds
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470999268
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 712
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Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystem sustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach to the management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a sound understanding of the application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes. The Lakes Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the application of ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools using experience gained around the world for an understanding of lakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addresses the physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lake management, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant to large, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lake management, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restoration and rehabilitation. This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, environmental scientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved in limnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the key areas of limnological study. Brings together basic science and management issues. International coverage and international authors. Reviews management issues at a level suitable for the non-expert.

Reservoir Limnology

Reservoir Limnology

Ecological Perspectives

  • Author: Kent W. Thornton,Bruce L. Kimmel,Forrest E. Payne
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471885016
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 246
  • View: 7751
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Addresses reservoirs as unique ecological systems and presents research indicating that reservoirs fall into two or three highly concatenated, interactive ecological systems ranging from riverine to lacustrine or hybrid systems. Includes some controversial concepts about the limnology of reservoirs, which make for interesting reading.

Limnology of the Red Lake, Romania

Limnology of the Red Lake, Romania

An Interdisciplinary Study

  • Author: Gheorghe Romanescu,Cristian Constantin Stoleriu,Andrei Enea
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400767579
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 234
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The Red Lake is a natural barrier lake at the foot of the Hasmasu Mare Mountains in the Eastern Carpathian Range in Romania. It was formed when the Bicaz River was blocked by a natural dam resulting from two landslides during an extreme heavy storm in 1837. This book presents an interdisciplinary and comprehensive study on the physical, chemical, geographical and ecological aspects of Red Lake (Lacu Rosu). The first three chapters cover the formation and geological setting and its relationship with the Bicaz Gorges-Haghimas national park. Subsequent chapters present the sedimentological, morphological and hydrological evolution of this unique natural laboratory and climatological setting. The final chapters deal with ecological aspects of Red Lake waters and adjacent ecosystems such as wetlands and water resource management issues.

A Treatise on Limnology

A Treatise on Limnology

  • Author: G. Evelyn Hutchinson
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471425700
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1015
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Pollutant Effects in Freshwater

Pollutant Effects in Freshwater

Applied Limnology, Third Edition

  • Author: J. Jacoby,E. Welch
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780203505885
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 520
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Pollutant Effects in Freshwater provides a practical and concise introduction to the ecological consequences of water pollution in aquatic ecosystems. In tackling the problem of water quality deterioration, this book combines the limnological and water pollution literature to describe how pollutants in wastewater affect populations of organisms in freshwater environments. Substantially revised, updated and expanded, with additional specialist contributors, this retitled new edition of Ecological Effects of Wastewater will continue to focus on the effects and management of eutrophication, water quality standards to protect aquatic life, and widen the debate over micro organisms and their public health significance in the aquatic environment. With ever tighter controls on pollution levels of freshwater bodies being implemented and enforced world wide, this book is essential reading for students of public health and environmental engineering, and a reference tool for professionals in consultancies, contractors and for those in regulatory and enforcement bodies.

Limnology

Limnology

  • Author: Jose Galizia Tundisi,Takako Matsumura Tundisi
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203803957
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 700
  • View: 8638
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Limnology provides an in-depth and current overview of the field of limnology. The result of a major tour de force by two renowned and experienced experts, this unique and richly illustrated reference presents a wealth of data on limnology history, water as a substrate, lakes’ origins and aquatic biota. Besides a general part, it gives special focus to neotropical limnology, prevalently applicable in countries in the Southern Hemisphere. Starting with the essentials, some definitions and a historical account, this volume then details the main interaction mechanisms with physical and chemical factors, diversity and geographical distribution. With regard to the major continental aquatic systems, it treats the dynamics, variability and characterization of lakes, reservoirs, flooded areas, saline lakes, estuaries and coastal lagoons. The impact of human activity on water resources and the need for the rehabilitation of watersheds, watershed ecosystems and estuaries are addressed subsequently. To illustrate theory, the final part includes research examples in limnology, ecology and environmental sciences in different geographical contexts, as well as ideas for new investigations. This reference volume is intended for researchers and professionals working on inland waters, lakes and rivers within the fields of biology, ecology, environment, forestry, geochemistry, geophysics, and water management. It will also benefit students in the aforementioned areas and readers involved with limnology in related disciplines, such as earth sciences, environmental, water and geological engineering.

Fundamentals of Limnology

Fundamentals of Limnology

  • Author: Arvind Kumar
  • Publisher: APH Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788176489195
  • Category: Limnology
  • Page: 243
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The Nile

The Nile

Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use

  • Author: Henri J. Dumont
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402097263
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 819
  • View: 4942
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What have we learnt about the Nile since the mid-1970s, the moment when Julian Rzóska decided that the time had come to publish a comprehensive volume about the biology, and the geological and cultural history of that great river? And what changes have meanwhile occurred in the basin? The human popu- tion has more than doubled, especially in Egypt, but also in East Africa. Locally, industrial development has taken place, and the Aswan High Dam was clearly not the last major infrastructure work that was carried out. More dams have been built, and some water diversions, like the Toshka lakes, have created new expanses of water in the middle of the Sahara desert. What are the effects of all this on the ec- ogy and economy of the Basin? That is what the present book sets out to explore, 33 years after the publi- tion of “The Nile: Biology of an Ancient River”. Thirty-seven authors have taken up the challenge, and have written the “new” book. They come from 13 different countries, and 15 among them represent the largest Nilotic states (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya). Julian Rzóska died in 1984, and most of the - authors of his book have now either disappeared or retired from research. Only Jack Talling and Samir Ghabbour were still available to participate again.

Perspectives in tropical limnology

Perspectives in tropical limnology

  • Author: F. Schiemer,K. T. Boland
  • Publisher: Balogh Scientific Books
  • ISBN: 9789051031133
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 347
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Limnological Analyses

Limnological Analyses

  • Author: Robert G. Wetzel,Gene Likens
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1475732503
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 429
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In this thoroughly updated third edition, the authors provide a series of carefully designed and tested field and laboratory exercises that represent the full scope of limnology. In using the text, students will gain a solid foundation in this complex, multidisciplinary field of ecology as they explore the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of standing and running waters. The book illustrates accepted standard methods as well as modern metabolic and experimental approaches and their research applications. Each exercise is preceded by an introductory section and concludes with questions for students as well as suggestions for further reading. As a textbook, this is a highly structured, concise presentation with a research-oriented approach that openly invites active participation by students.

Limnology

Limnology

  • Author: Robert G. Wetzel
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780030330162
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 439
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Limnology and Marine Biology in the Sudan

Limnology and Marine Biology in the Sudan

  • Author: Henri J. Dumont,A.I. El Moghraby,L.A. Desougi
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400965575
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 374
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This book IS an attempt to review the state-of-the-art in the fields of limnology and of marine biology in the Sudan. The need for it became apparent while we were doing some joint field work in the Nile Valley and along the Red Sea coast. We feel that several reasons justify its publication. Firstly, a vast amount of information is being gathered year after year by the staff of the Hydrobiological Research U nit of the University of Khartoum, in conjunction with the faculties of Medicine and Agriculture of this university; much of this information fails to find an outlet to the scientific literature. Secondly, we did not want to restrict our book to the Nile Valley. The Nile is such a vital life artery to the Sudan that it has dominated limnological efforts in this country, to the neglect of other geographical areas. The same holds true for the field of marine biology, which lags far behind, despite the existence of a marine field laboratory at Suakin and a research institute at Port Sudan. It is hoped that both will develop considerably in the near future.