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Freshwater ecosystems : revitalizing educational programs in limnology

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Inland Aquatic Ecosystems.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To fulfill its commitment to clean water, the United States depends on limnology, a multidisciplinary science that seeks to understand the behavior of freshwater bodies by integrating aspects of all basic sciences - from chemistry and fluid mechanics to botany, ichthyology, and microbiology. Freshwater Ecosystems responds with recommendations for strengthening the field and ensuring the readiness of the next  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Inland Aquatic Ecosystems.
ISBN: 0309054435 9780309054430
OCLC Number: 35114945
Description: xiii, 364 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Overview: Status of Inland Waters --
2. Limnology, the Science of Inland Waters: Evolution and Current Status --
3. Contemporary Water Management: Role of Limnology --
4. Education in Limnology: Current Status and Recommendations for Improvement --
5. Future of Limnology: Linking Education and Water Resource Management --
Organizing Paradigms for the Study of Inland Aquatic Ecosystems / Patrick L. Brezonik --
Linkages Among Diverse Aquatic Ecosystems: A Neglected Field of Study / Eville Gorham --
Training of Aquatic Ecosystem Scientists / Robert G. Wetzel --
Wetlands: an Essential Component of Curricula in Limnology / Eville Gorham --
Applied Aquatic Ecosystem Science / Dean Premo and Douglas Knauer --
Fundamental Research Questions in Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Science / Diane McKnight, Elizabeth Reid Blood and Charles O'Melia --
The Role of Major Research Centers in the Study of Inland Aquatic Ecosystems / Thomas M. Frost and Elizabeth Reid Blood --
Bringing Biology Back into Water Quality Assessments / G. Wayne Minshall --
App. A. Limnology Programs in U.S. Institutes of Higher Education: A Survey --
App. B. Where Are the Limnologists: Surveys of Professional Societies and Journals --
App. C. Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff --
App. D. Other Contributors to This Report.
Responsibility: Committee on Inland Aquatic Ecosystems, Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources.

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Explores limnology's place in the university structure and the need for curriculum reform, with suggestions for curricula and field research at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels.  Read more...

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