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Limnology in Australia

Author: P De Deckker; W D Williams; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia); Australian Society for Limnology.
Publisher: Melbourne : CSIRO ; Dordrecht, Netherlands : Dr. W. Junk Publishers, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P De Deckker; W D Williams; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia); Australian Society for Limnology.
ISBN: 0643040285 9780643040281 9061935784 9789061935780
OCLC Number: 29004898
Notes: Commemorates silver jubilee of Australian Society for Limnology.
Description: xiii, 671 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Physicochemical Studies.- Chemical limnology in Australia.- Optical limnology-a manifesto.- Differential mixed-layer deepening in lakes and reservoirs.- Biological and Ecological Studies.- Benthic microbial communities of Australian saline lakes.- Biological studies of meromictic lakes.- Adaptation to fluctuations rather than to extremes of environmental parameters.- Australian Rotifera: ecology and biogeography.- Some quantitative aspects of the life history of aquatic insects in temperate Australian rivers.- Chironomidae (Diptera) of Australia.- The ecological genetics of freshwater zooplankton in Australia.- Salt and water balance in the fauna of Australian athalassic waters.- The biology of Australian lampreys.- Effects of introduced fish in Australia.- Introduced cichlid fish in Australian inland waters.- Processes and Ecosystems.- Secondary production: shooting a halcyon for its feathers.- Stream benthic communities: persistent presumptions and current speculations.- Origin and fate of organic matter in Australian upland streams.- Boundary layers, flow microenvironments and stream benthos.- Ecology of temporary streams-an Australian perspective.- Diversity and abundance of the fauna in Yuccabine Creek, a tropical rainforest stream.- Some thoughts on the future of running-water research, with particular reference to Australia.- Aspects of diel vertical migration in zooplankton, and its enigma variations.- Entomostracan zooplankton communities of Australian freshwater lakes and ponds.- Understanding zooplankton communities in farm dams: the importance of predation.- Mound springs of the Great Artesian Basin.- The coastal dune lakes of eastern Australia.- Nutrients and plant biomass in Australian estuaries, with particular reference to south-western Australia.- Billabongs.- Limnology, the study of inland waters: a comment on perceptions of studies of salt lakes, past and present.- Management.- What happened to the Australian aquatic biota 18000 years ago?.- Reservoir sediments.- Modern and ancient sediments-data base for management of aquatic ecosystems and their catchments.- Anthropological limnology in the Land of Moinee.- Managing nutrients in aquatic systems: the eutrophication problem.- Design and analysis for assessment of water quality.- Ecotoxicology of lipophilic pollutants in Australian inland waters.- Aquatic macrophytes and man.- Conservation of Australian aquatic fauna.- A possible scenario for the future of Australia's freshwater fish fauna.- The state of ecological research on the River Murray.
Responsibility: edited by P. De Deckker and W.D. Williams.


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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 Read more...

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