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The biology of lakes and ponds

Author: Christer Brönmark; Lars-Anders Hansson
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Biology of habitats.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds). As with other books in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate freshwater environments. Management and conservation aspects are also considered. The first edition of the book published in 1998 with a second, revised edition in 2005. There has been significant development  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christer Brönmark; Lars-Anders Hansson
ISBN: 9780198713593 0198713592 9780198713609 0198713606
OCLC Number: 1013921943
Description: xvi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints --
The organisms : the actors within the abiotic frame --
Biotics : competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis --
Food web interactions in freshwater ecosystems --
Biodiversity and environmental threats.
Series Title: Biology of habitats.
Responsibility: Christer Brönmark, Aquatic Ecology Unit, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden, Lars-Anders Hansson, Aquatic Ecology Unit, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden.

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A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds). As with other books in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms  Read more...

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