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Management of artificial lakes and ponds.

Author: George W Bennett
Publisher: New York : Reinhold Pub. Corp., [1962]
Series: Reinhold books in the biological sciences.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Bennett
OCLC Number: 562360
Notes: Rev. ed. published as: Management of lakes and ponds. 2nd ed. 1971.
Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. History of fish management: early pond-fish culture --
The development of hatcheries --
Early attempts at management --
The importance of studying total populations --
Pond management --
Reservoir management --
What is in the future --
2. Artificial aquatic habitats: the farm pond --
When is a pond a lake? --
Artificial lakes for domestic uses --
Navigation pools --
Lateral levee reservoirs --
Multi-purpose reservoirs --
Ponds and lakes with excavated basins --
Lakes built for recreation --
Planning an artificial lake or pond --
Thermal stratification and loss of oxygen --
Thermal stratification and reservoir outlets --
Other factors affecting thermal stratification --
Biological productivity of water --
Lake size and productivity --
3. Interrelationships of fishes and lake habitats: sewage pollution and fertility --
PH and chemistry of water --
Effects of water temeprature on fish --
Effects of turbidity --
Oxygen and carbon dioxide --
Winterkill and summerkill --
Other dangers of impoundments --
4. Carrying capacity, productivity, and growth: carrying capacity and standing crop --
Fish production --
Relative plumpness of fish --
Growth --
5. Reproduction, competition, and predation: reproduction --
Stocking --
Predation --
Competition --
Reproduction, competition, and predation --
Balance --
6. Theories and techniques of management: fish sampling --
Management techniques --
Fish population adjustment --
Partial poisoning --
Aquatic vegetation and control measures --
7. Fishing and natural mortality: population estimation --
Forces acting upon a fish population --
Fishing mortality --
Natural mortality --
8. Fish behavior and aging: vision --
Hearing --
Odor perception and taste --
Temperature perception and responses --
Behavior patterns --
9. Commercial aspects of sport fishing: interest in angling --
Fishing for sale.
Series Title: Reinhold books in the biological sciences.

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