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Freshwater ecology : concepts and environmental applications of limnology

Author: Walter K Dodds; Matt R Whiles
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Academic Press, ©2010.
Series: Aquatic ecology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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With 40 per cent 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 take a synthetic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter K Dodds; Matt R Whiles
ISBN: 9780123747242 0123747244
OCLC Number: 668986093
Description: xviii, 811 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why study continental aquatic systems? --
Properties of water --
Movement of light, heat, and chemicals in water --
Hydrologic cycle and physiography of groundwater habitats --
Hydrology and physiography of wetland habitats --
Physiography of flowing water --
Lakes and reservoirs : physiography --
Types of aquatic organisms --
Microbes and plants --
Multicellular animals --
Evolution of organisms and biodiversity of freshwaters --
Aquatic chemistry and factors controlling nutrient cycling : redox and O₂ --
Carbon --
Nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, and other nutrients --
Unusual or extreme habitats --
Responses to stress, toxic chemicals, and other pollutants in aquatic ecosystems --
Nutrient use and remineralization --
Trophic state and eutrophication --
Behavior and interactions among microorganisms and invertebrates --
Predation and food webs --
Nonpredatory interspecific interactions among plants and animals in freshwater communities --
Complex community interactions --
Fish ecology and fisheries --
Freshwater ecosystems --
Conclusions --
Appendix: Experimental design in aquatic ecology --
Glossary.
Series Title: Aquatic ecology series.
Responsibility: Walter K. Dodds and Matt R. Whiles.

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