Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology

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.

Author: Walter Dodds

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080884776

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
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Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology

Giving students a solid foundation for both courses and future fieldwork, and updated to include key issues, including how to balance ecological and human health needs, GMOs, molecular tools, fracking, and a host of other environmental ...

Author: Walter Dodds

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128132562

Category: Science

Page: 998

View: 208

Freshwater Ecology, Third Edition, covers everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water, to the advanced and unifying concepts of community ecology and ecosystem relationships found in continental waters. Giving students a solid foundation for both courses and future fieldwork, and updated to include key issues, including how to balance ecological and human health needs, GMOs, molecular tools, fracking, and a host of other environmental issues, this book is an ideal resource for both students and practitioners in ecology and related fields. Provides an updated revision of this classic text, covering both basic scientific concepts and environmental applications Includes additional biography boxes with greater cultural diversity of the featured scientists Covers expanded content on developing nations, ecosystem goods and services, properties of water, global change, impacts of fracking, molecular tools for classification and identification of aquatic organisms, a discussion of emergent diseases and aquatic habitats, and more
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Limnology and Freshwater Ecology

Limnology and Freshwater Ecology

The various advancements made in this area are glanced at and their applications as well as ramifications are looked at in detail in the text. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.

Author: Simon Oakenfold

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682864294

Category: Nature

Page: 241

View: 639

Limnology is a part of environmental sciences. It is concerned with the study of inland water bodies, like lakes, rivers, floodplains, wetlands, reservoirs, ponds, etc. Freshwater ecology is a branch of limnology. This book combines these two disciplines and analyses the various chemical, geological, biological and other attributes of water bodies. This book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of limnology and the recent researches in this field. The various advancements made in this area are glanced at and their applications as well as ramifications are looked at in detail in the text. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book. This book, with its detailed analyses and data will prove immensely beneficial to professionals and students involved in this area at various levels.
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Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology

Author: Walter Dodds

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:800020406

Category: Freshwater ecology -Textbooks

Page: 811

View: 486

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Limnology and Aquatic Science

Limnology and Aquatic Science

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and current practices and trends in the field of conservation of freshwater ecosystems, Aquatic Ecology, Limnology and fishery science.This book updates the subject ...

Author: Shailendra Sharma

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House Pvt Limited

ISBN: 9350567350

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 488

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and current practices and trends in the field of conservation of freshwater ecosystems, Aquatic Ecology, Limnology and fishery science.This book updates the subject matter, illustrations and problems to incorporate new concepts and issues related to Aquatic Ecology, Limnology and fishery science.
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Limnoecology

Limnoecology

This accessible text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in limnology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic biology as well as the many professional limnologists, ecologists and conservation biologists ...

Author: Winfried Lampert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191526763

Category: Nature

Page: 335

View: 566

This concise, readable introduction to limnology (the science of investigating the structure and function of inland waters), places the subject in the context of modern ecology. Unlike most ecological textbooks, which use examples taken almost exclusively from terrestrial systems, this book integrates the fields of limnology and ecology by presenting empirical data drawn entirely from freshwater ecosystems in order to advance ecological theories (limnoecology). This second edition builds upon the strengths of the first with the structure of the book following the same hierarchical concept of ecology, from habitat properties, individuals, populations, coupled populations and communities to ecosystems. However, it has been thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate findings from new technologies and methods (notably the rapid development of molecular genetic methods and stable isotope techniques) that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field. There is a new emphasis on food webs, species diversity and ecosystem functioning, climate change, and conservation management. Key ecological questions are examined in the light of the latest experimental evidence. Throughout the text evolutionary theory is applied to an understanding of freshwater ecosystems, thereby filling a niche between traditional limnology and evolutionary ecology. This accessible text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in limnology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic biology as well as the many professional limnologists, ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise but authoritative overview of the topic
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Laboratory Exercises for Freshwater Ecology

Laboratory Exercises for Freshwater Ecology

With the help of this manual, students will develop an appreciation for careful techniques used in the laboratory and in the field, as well as an understanding of how to collect accurate field notes, keep a well-organized lab notebook, and ...

Author: John E. Havel

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478633099

Category: Science

Page: 179

View: 582

Limnology, stream ecology, and wetland ecology all share an interdisciplinary perspective of inland aquatic habitats. Scientists working in these fields explore the roles of geographic position, physical and chemical properties, and the other biota on the different kinds of plants and animals living in freshwaters. How do these creatures interact with each other and with their physical environment? In what ways have humans impacted aquatic habitats? By what methods do freshwater ecologists study these environments? With this new laboratory manual, Havel provides a variety of accessible hands-on exercises to illuminate key concepts in freshwater ecology. These exercises include a mixture of field trips, indoor laboratory exercises, and experiments, with some portions involving qualitative observations and others more quantitative. With the help of this manual, students will develop an appreciation for careful techniques used in the laboratory and in the field, as well as an understanding of how to collect accurate field notes, keep a well-organized lab notebook, and write clear scientific reports.
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Limnology

Limnology

In this respect, limnology is a rapidly developing science that has many significant aspects. The scope of this book covers all aspects of freshwater environment studies, from physical and chemical to biological limnology.

Author: Didem Gokce

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781838807887

Category: Science

Page: 164

View: 929

Anthropogenic influences, such as changing climatic conditions, domestic and industrial pollution, eutrophication, and salinization, have great impacts on freshwater systems. Nutrient cycling in freshwater ecosystems, population dynamics and community structure, water quality, sustainability, and management of ecosystem stability are increasingly important. Establishing a management strategy using a multidisciplinary approach ensures the sustainability of water resources. The present and future work being done in the field of limnology is necessary for preserving and protecting our freshwater ecosystems. In this respect, limnology is a rapidly developing science that has many significant aspects. The scope of this book covers all aspects of freshwater environment studies, from physical and chemical to biological limnology. This book provides useful information on basic, experimental, and applied limnology to researchers and decision makers.
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Studyguide for Freshwater Ecology

Studyguide for Freshwater Ecology

Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780123747242 .

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 1467269239

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780123747242 .
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Studyguide for Freshwater Ecology

Studyguide for Freshwater Ecology

Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795.

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 1478488379

Category:

Page: 180

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.
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The Lakes Handbook

The Lakes Handbook

This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, earth scientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved in limnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the key ...

Author: Patrick O'Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470999264

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 711

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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Aquatic Entomology

Aquatic Entomology

In this wide-ranging text, life under and on top of the water surface are covered in unusual detail, including the biomechanics of life in water, locomotion underwater and on surface films, gas exchange, physico-chemical stressors, feeding, ...

Author: Jill Lancaster

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191669880

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 918

Aquatic insects are the dominant invertebrate fauna in most freshwater ecosystems, and figure prominently in the work of a diverse range of researchers, students, and environmental managers. Often employed as indicators of ecosystem health, aquatic insects are also commonly used as model systems to test hypotheses in ecological topics including metapopulation and metacommunity dynamics, recruitment limitation, trophic interactions, and trophic networks. Due to their complex life cycles, aquatic insects must master both terrestrial and aquatic environments, crossing these ecosystem boundaries during different stages of development and reproduction. In this wide-ranging text, life under and on top of the water surface are covered in unusual detail, including the biomechanics of life in water, locomotion underwater and on surface films, gas exchange, physico-chemical stressors, feeding, sensory perception and communication, reproduction, egg-laying and development, and the evolution of aquatic habits. The threatened status of freshwaters around the world, coupled with an expanding population of researchers and managers charged with their well-being, signals the importance of such a book as many individuals seek to understand how insects function in these often challenging physical environments. Interest in freshwaters may never have been higher with ever-increasing conflict between water allocation for human (agricultural) use and conservation. Aquatic Entomology is suitable for graduate students, researchers, and managers interested in the subject from a perspective of either basic or applied ecology. It will also be a valuable supplementary text for courses in limnology or freshwater ecology, entomology, and water resource management.
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Freshwater Ecosystem of India

Freshwater Ecosystem of India

This book has been prepared for taking care of the aquatic ecosystems. This book presents the most important aspects of aquatic ecosystem such as limnology, pollution, impact assessment, primary productivity, water quality and management.

Author: K. Vijaykumar

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 8170352061

Category: Freshwater ecology

Page: 336

View: 949

A great variety of pollution are produced by modern man and many of these reach the aquatic ecosystem either directly or indirectly. This book has been prepared for taking care of the aquatic ecosystems. This book presents the most important aspects of aquatic ecosystem such as limnology, pollution, impact assessment, primary productivity, water quality and management. Actual scientific research articles/reviews were included in this book written by the eminent scientists of the field. This book is useful for research scholars and scientists, planners, academicians, and administrators and would also find it an invaluable reference.
Categories: Freshwater ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology

This text is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and landscape ecology.

Author: F. Richard Hauer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080547435

Category: Science

Page: 896

View: 655

Methods in Stream Ecology, Second Edition, provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This updated edition reflects recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. In addition, the relationship between stream flow and alluviation has been added, and a new chapter on riparian zones is also included. The book features exercises in each chapter; detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students; and taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae. With a student-friendly price, this book is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology, and river ecology. This text is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and landscape ecology. Exercises in each chapter Detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students Taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae Link from Chapter 22: FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION to an interactive program for assessing and modeling fish numbers
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A Manual of Freshwater Ecology

A Manual of Freshwater Ecology

Keeping this in view, the book has been written with much emphasis on practical technology. A number of recent methods for studying the various physico-chemical and biological parameters of Freshwater systems have been dealt with in length.

Author: Ramasamy Santhanam

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 8170350549

Category: Fisheries

Page: 134

View: 238

A comprehensive publication dealing with methods of studying the different aspects of Fisheries Environment with special reference to Indian conditions has not yet been published. Keeping this in view, the book has been written with much emphasis on practical technology. A number of recent methods for studying the various physico-chemical and biological parameters of Freshwater systems have been dealt with in length. The author has prepared in an easy-to-read style with a number of illustrations and examples. The book certainly serves as a valuable manual-cum-ready reference to all who have further interests in Freshwater Ecology/Limnology of Fisheries Environment. Contents Chapter 1: Water Analysis; Light penetration, Velocity of running waters, Collection and preservation of water samples, Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Acidity, Alkalinity, Hardness, Chlorine, Chloride, Sulphate, Nitrogen, Nitrite, Nitrate, Ammonia, Phosphate, Total phosphorus, Silica, Hydrogen sulphide, Total solids, Biochemical oxygen demand, Chemical oxygen demand, Carbohydrates, Chlorophylls; Chapter 2: Moisture; pH, Bulk density, Specific gravity, Alkalinity, Chloride, Nitrate, Sulphate, Total phosphorus, Organic matter; Chapter 3: Biological Analysis; Identification of micro and macrophytes, Collection and preservation of plankton, Estimation of plankton biomass, Collection and analysis of periphyton, Estimation of primary production, Estimation of secondary production, Collection and analysis of benthos, Determination of energy content, Population and community studies.
Categories: Fisheries

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size ...

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0120884623

Category: Science

Page: 2250

View: 458

Inland aquatic habitats occur world-wide at all scales from marshes, swamps and temporary puddles, to ponds, lakes and inland seas; from streams and creeks to rolling rivers. Vital for biological diversity, ecosystem function and as resources for human life, commerce and leisure, inland waters are a vital component of life on Earth. The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size and complexity. Used and abused as an essential resource, it is vital that we understand and manage them as much as we appreciate and enjoy them. This extraordinary reference brings together the very best research to provide the basic and advanced information necessary for scientists to understand these ecosystems - and for water resource managers and consultants to manage and protect them for future generations. Encyclopedic reference to Limnology - a key core subject in ecology taught as a specialist course in universities Over 240 topic related articles cover the field Gene Likens is a renowned limnologist and conservationist, Emeritus Director of the Institute of Ecosystems Research, elected member of the American Philosophical Society and recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science Subject Section Editors and authors include the very best research workers in the field
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Soda Lakes of East Africa

Soda Lakes of East Africa

This book is devoted to the alkaline-saline lakes of East Africa, which include the world-famous “flamingo lakes”.

Author: Michael Schagerl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319286228

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 154

This book is devoted to the alkaline-saline lakes of East Africa, which include the world-famous “flamingo lakes”. It covers the full range of issues, from the lakes’ origin and history, life in and around these unique water bodies, to utilization, threats and management considerations. The authors, all of whom are leading international experts, summarize research done so far, highlight new and important findings, and provide future outlooks. The book is divided into three main sections: “Genesis, physics and chemistry” tackles lake development and the astounding physico-chemistry of the lakes. “Organisms and ecology” presents information about the many lake inhabitants, their interactions and adaptations to the extreme living conditions. “Utilization, management and perspectives” addresses threats such as lake exploitation and pollution, but also considers potential uses. This book will be particularly relevant to researchers and lecturers in the field of limnology and aquatic ecology, but is also designed to attract all those interested in nature and life on our planet.
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Ponds and small lakes

Ponds and small lakes

However, there is a far richer world of microscopic organisms, such as diatoms, desmids and rotifers, which is revealed in this book. Anyone with access to a microscope can open up this hidden dimension.

Author: Brian Moss

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784271367

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 891

Ponds and small lakes support an extremely rich biodiversity of fascinating organisms. Many people have tried pond-dipping and encountered a few unfamiliar creatures, such as dragonfly nymphs and caddisfly larvae. However, there is a far richer world of microscopic organisms, such as diatoms, desmids and rotifers, which is revealed in this book. Anyone with access to a microscope can open up this hidden dimension. Identification keys are provided so that readers can identify, explore and study this microscopic world. There are also many suggestions of ways in which readers can then make original contributions to our knowledge and understanding of pond ecology. The book not only explores the fascinating world of the creatures within ponds and their interactions, but also explains the many ways in which ponds are important in human affairs. Ponds are being lost around the world, but they are a key part of a system that maintains our climate. In the face of climate change, it has never been more important to understand the ecology of ponds. Includes keys to: A – Traditional key to kingdoms of organisms; B – Contemporary key to kingdoms of organisms; C – Pragmatic key to groups of microorganisms; D – Algae visible, at least en masse, to the naked eye; E – Periphyton, both attached to surfaces and free living; F - Protozoa; G- Freshwater invertebrates and; H – Common phytoplankton genera in ponds.
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Textbook of Limnology

Textbook of Limnology

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 ...

Author: Gerald A. Cole

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478632191

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 709

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
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