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Limnology

Limnology

Lake and River Ecosystems

  • Author: Robert G. Wetzel
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0080574394
  • Category: Science
  • 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.

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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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

  • 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

Fundamentals of Limnology

Fundamentals of Limnology

  • Author: Arvind Kumar
  • Publisher: APH Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788176489195
  • Category: Limnology
  • Page: 243
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Introduction to Limnology

Introduction to Limnology

  • Author: Stanley I. Dodson
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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This text includes the basic foundation information of limnology in an appropriate length for a one-semester course. It is written for intermediate undergraduate college students with some science background, including an introductory biology course. The text is especially well-suited for undergraduate majors in zoology, botany, conservation biology, biology, environmental studies, ecology, aquatic biology, and related fields. Introduction to Limnology contains more biology, ecology, and human-environmental connections than other such books on the market. The text emphasizes aquatic ecology, with a wide range of ecological fields represented, including: landscape, ecosystem, physiological, population, community, and biome.

Limnology

Limnology

  • Author: Jose Galizia Tundisi,Takako Matsumura Tundisi
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203803957
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 700
  • View: 372
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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.

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.

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
  • View: 1445
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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.

Limnology

Limnology

  • Author: Paul S. Welch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781376172805
  • Category: History
  • Page: 558
  • View: 3551
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Limnology in Australia

Limnology in Australia

  • Author: P. de Deckker,W.D. Williams
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400948204
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 688
  • View: 4948
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Australia is the world's driest inhabited continent. Water is our limiting resource. It might therefore be thought that our water resources would be the subject of the most intensive study. Certain aspects, it must be conceded, have received much attention, notably the availability of water in terms of actual quantity. The size of the surface water and the groundwater resource is well understood and indeed receives about as much study as can reasonably be expected in a country with as sparse a population and level of scientific manpower as ours. Although the importance of understanding the water resource in terms of quantity is widely accepted, what has not been generally appreciated is that for this resource to be 'available' to human society for all the different uses to which it is put, it is not sufficient that there exists within easy reach of the end users a certain total volume of water. For that water to fulfil its functions-for agriculture, industry, the home, recreation, biological conservation-it must be in a certain state: it must conform to certain chemical, physical and biological criteria, and what has not been sufficiently appreciated in Australian society is that the condition a water is in depends very much on the ecology of the waterbody in which it resides. There are waterbodies in the world, for example high-altitude glacial lakes, which are naturally so pristine that their water could be used for any purpose without treatment.

Estonian limnology

Estonian limnology

a survey of trends and achievements for presentation to the 18th International Limnological Congress, Leningrad, August 1971

  • Author: Aare Mäemets,Zooloogia ja Botaanika Instituut (Eesti NSV Teaduste Akadeemia)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Limnology
  • Page: 94
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A Treatise on Limnology

A Treatise on Limnology

  • Author: G. Evelyn Hutchinson
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471425700
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1015
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Limnology in Australia

Limnology in Australia

  • Author: Patrick De Deckker,William David Williams,Australian Society for Limnology
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9789061935780
  • Category: Physiology
  • Page: 671
  • View: 5784
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'Limnologists and others involved in the study and management of inland waters not just in Australia but worldwide will find this book a source of valuable and stimulating information. There is also much of interest for biologists in other spheres of research.' Hydrobiologia, 148 (1987)

Science and limnology

Science and limnology

  • Author: Frank H. Rigler,Robert Henry Peters
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 239
  • View: 6182
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Limnology of Lake Minnetonka

Limnology of Lake Minnetonka

  • Author: Robert Ordwell Megard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Limnology
  • Page: 45
  • View: 1225
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