This book is a general text covering both basic and applied aspects of freshwater ecology and serves as an introduction to the study of lakes and streams. Issues of spatial and temporal scale, anthropogenic impacts, and application of current ecological concepts are covered along with ideas that are presented in more traditional limnological texts. Chapters on biodiversity, toxic chemicals, extreme and unusual habitats, and fisheries increase the breadth of material covered. The book includes an extensive glossary, questions for thought, worked examples of equations, and real-life problems. Key Features * Broad coverage of groundwaters, streams, wetlands, and lakes * Features basic scientific concepts and environmental applications throughout * Includes many figures, sidebars of fascinating applications, and biographies of practicing aquatic ecologists * Materials are presented to facilitate learning, including an extensive glossary, questions for thought, worked examples of equations, and real life problems * Written at a level understandable to most undergraduate students, with explanations of complex contemporary concepts in freshwater ecology described to promote understanding * Featuring small chapters that mainly stand alone, this book can be read in the order most suited to the specific applicationthe ecosystem as a black box and account for only materials entering and leaving the system. The nutrient flux diagram is exemplified by the description of a single nutrient budget that was undertaken to describe the importance of nitrogenanbsp;...
|Author||:||Walter K. Dodds|
|Publisher||:||Academic Press - 2002-03-21|