The Lakes Handbook: Limnology and Limnetic Ecology

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Patrick O'Sullivan, C. S. Reynolds
John Wiley & Sons, 15.04.2008 - 712 Seiten
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Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystemsustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach tothe management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a soundunderstanding of the application of the scientific and ecologicalprinciples that underlie freshwater processes.

The Lakes Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of theapplication of ecologically sound approaches, methods and toolsusing experience gained around the world for an understanding oflakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addressesthe physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lakemanagement, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant tolarge, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lakemanagement, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restorationand rehabilitation.

This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, environmentalscientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved inlimnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate andgraduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the keyareas of limnological study.


  • Brings together basic science and management issues.
  • International coverage and international authors.
  • Reviews management issues at a level suitable for thenon-expert.
 

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1 LAKES LIMNOLOGY AND LIMNETIC ECOLOGY TOWARDS A NEW SYNTHESIS
1
2 THE ORIGIN OF LAKE BASINS
8
3 THE HYDROLOGY OF LAKES
61
4 CHEMICAL PROCESSES REGULATING THE COMPOSITION OF LAKE WATERS
79
5 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF WATER RELEVANT TO LIMNOLOGY AND LIMNETIC ECOLOGY
107
6 THE MOTION OF LAKE WATERS
115
7 REGULATORY IMPACTS OF HUMIC SUBSTANCES IN LAKES
153
8 SEDIMENTATION AND LAKE SEDIMENT FORMATION
197
11 AQUATIC PLANTS AND LAKE ECOSYSTEMS
309
12 BENTHIC INVERTEBRATES
341
13 PELAGIC MICROBES PROTOZOA AND THE MICROBIAL FOOD WEB
417
14 ZOOPLANKTON
461
15 FISH POPULATION ECOLOGY
517
16 FISH COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
538
17 SELFREGULATION OF LIMNETIC ECOSYSTEMS
583
18 PALAEOLIMNOLOGY
609

9 ORGANISATION AND ENERGETIC PARTITIONING OF LIMNETIC COMMUNITIES
230
10 PHYTOPLANKTON
251

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Patrick O'Sullivan was formerly Principal Lecturer inEnvironmental Science at the University of Plymouth, UK. Hisresearch was mainly been conducted into the development throughtime of lake-watershed ecosystems, and the reconstruction of lakeontogenies using palaeolimnological and documentary proxy records.Throughout his teaching career, he concentrated on development ofinterdisciplinary programmes in Environmental Science, and theinterface between the scientific understanding of human impact uponnatural processes in lakes, and the economic and philosophicalideas which lie behind the solutions to 'environmental' problems.

Colin Reynolds is a Research Fellow at the WindermereLaboratory of the Freshwater Biological Association. Most of hiswork there has been directed towards the ecology and dynamics ofphytoplankton, in lakes, rivers and reservoirs. He has publishedover 200 research papers, two books and edited or co-edited severalothers. He won the International Prize in Limnetic Ecology in 1994and was awarded the Naumann–Thienemann medal of SIL, theInternational Association for Limnology.

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