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Drought and aquatic ecosystems : effects and responses

Author: P S Lake
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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"Droughts are a major hazard to both natural and human-dominated environments and those, especially of long duration and high intensity, can be highly damaging and leave long-lasting effects. This book describes the climatic conditions that give rise to droughts, and their various forms and chief attributes. Past droughts are described including those that had severe impacts on human societies. As a disturbance,  Read more...
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Lake, P.S.
Drought and aquatic ecosystems.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
(OCoLC)746326588
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P S Lake
ISBN: 9781405185608 1405185600 9781444341782 1444341782 9781444341812 1444341812 9781444341799 1444341790 9781444341805 1444341804
OCLC Number: 670479673
Description: xiv, 381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : The nature of droughts --
Types of drought and their assessment --
The perturbation of hydrological drought --
Droughts of the past : dendrochronology and lake sediments --
Water bodies, catchments and the abiotic effects of drought --
Drought and temporary waters --
Drought, floodplain rivers and wetland complexes --
Drought and perennial aquatic systems : plants and invertebrates --
Drought and fish of standing and flowing waters --
Estuaries and drought --
Human-induced exacerbation of drought effects on aquatic ecosystems --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: P. Sam Lake.
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