Biology of Lakes and Ponds

ISBN-10: 0198516134

ISBN-13: 9780198516132

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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Description: The Biology of Lakes and Ponds , now in its second edition, is a valuable text for university tuition. Its lucid explanations and descriptions of adaptation, dominance, dispersal, and succession of organisms, as well as the effects of abiotic factors, predation, and competition, ensure its relevance and use to a broad audience of biologists and naturalists with an interest in freshwater ecology.

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Book details

List price: $70.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Introduction
The abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints
Introduction
Staying afloat
Turbulence
Lake formation
Temperature
Light
Abiotic factors affected by the catchment area
Water colour
Carbon
pH
Nutrients
Oxygen
Habitat permanence
Practical experiments and observations
The organisms: the actors within the abiotic frame
Introduction
Viruses
Prokaryotic organisms
Eukaryotic organisms
Protozoa
Primary producers
Metazoa-animals with differentiated cells
Practical experiments and observations
Biotics: competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis
Introduction
Competition
Predation and herbivory
Parasitism
Symbiosis
Practical experiments and obsrvations
Food web interactions in freshwater ecosystems
Introduction
The evolution of an ecosystem approach
Cascading trophic interactions
Alternative stable states
Microbial components
Interaction strength in freshwater food chains
Succession
Impact of organisms on the abiotic frame
Practical experiments and observations
Biodiversity and environmental threats
Introduction
Biodiversity in lakes and ponds
Paleolimnology as a tool to understand history
Eutrophication
Acidification
Contamination
Global climate change
Solar ultraviolet radiation
Combined effects of environmental hazards
Exotic species
Global differentiation
Actions taken against environmental threats
References
Further Reading
Glossary
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