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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

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

  • 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

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
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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, 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

Fundamentals of Limnology

Fundamentals of Limnology

  • Author: Arvind Kumar
  • Publisher: APH Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788176489195
  • Category: Limnology
  • Page: 243
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In Indian context.

Limnology and Remote Sensing

Limnology and Remote Sensing

A Contemporary Approach

  • Author: K.Ya. Kondratyev,Nikolai Filatov
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781852331122
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 406
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Diminishing water resources are becoming of increasing concern because in many countries the sources of drinking water are close to being exhausted. Therefore, there is an urgent need to study and assess the various components of global water resources, of which freshwater lakes are one of the most important. This book discusses contemporary limnological problems on a local, regional and global scale with special emphasis on the application of remote-sensing techniques to monitor lake dynamics, thermodynamics, biodynamics and water quality. An interactive approach is used to assess various processes from both the numerical modelling and observational standpoints. The authors recommend a combined use of in situ and remote-sensing data, giving a specific comparative analysis of the lakes of north-western Russia and the American Great Lakes as an illustration. The role of GIS is discussed and emphasised.

Advances in Mexican Limnology: Basic and Applied Aspects

Advances in Mexican Limnology: Basic and Applied Aspects

Basic and Applied Aspects

  • Author: Javier Alcocer,S. Sudarsana Sarma
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402006210
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 228
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The present volume comprises aspects of both basic and applied limnology. They include works on physical, chemical, and biological limnology, as well as experimental approaches in selected areas. Contributions from investigators regarding aquatic conservation and biodiversity were specifically not available and therefore, these aspects are considered in various included works. Most manuscripts deal with lentic aquatic resources. This is not surprising since Mexican limnology followed the general study trend of that from temperate limnology. Despite this, we must emphasize that lotic resources in Mexico are quite important both locally and regionally. This does not mean that rivers are not under limnological research in Mexico, just that their study has only recently begun. It is the intention of the volume to stimulate a larger section of limnologists to further research in this field. It is to be hoped that policy-framing governmental authorities in Mexico will benefit from it, and consider some of the aspects described so that further damage to the epicontinental waterbodies can be halted, and remedial measures can be considered in the future.

From Limnology to Fisheries: Lake Tanganyika and Other Large Lakes

From Limnology to Fisheries: Lake Tanganyika and Other Large Lakes

  • Author: O.V. Lindqvist,H. Mölsä,K. Solonen,J. Sarvala
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792360179
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 218
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Based on modern limnology and environmental research, syntheses of the composition, functions and production of pelagic ecosystems are being provided in the Great Lakes of Africa. Special attention is given to Lake Tanganyika and recent research activities. New findings on relationships between lake hydrophysics, climatic patterns and biological productivity are presented. The roles of organic matters and microbes are discussed. The implications of environmental and fishery research on regional fisheries management are presented, together with the outcomes of the recent major research projects in lakes Tanganyika and Malawi, particularly in practical fisheries development.