Pollutant Effects in Freshwater Applied Limnology

ISBN-10: 0415429900

ISBN-13: 9780415429900

Edition: 3rd 2007

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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 516
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

General Concepts of Aquatic Ecosystems
Ecosystem function and management
Ecosystem composition and energy sources
Energy flow and nutrient cycling
Efficiency of energy and nutrient use
Management of ecosystems
Standing crop, productivity and growth limitation
Pyramid of biomass
Productivity
Efficiency of energy transfer
Population growth and limitation. 3 Hydrographic characteristics
Types of flow
Boundary layers
Physical factors controlling wastewater distribution
Density effects
Density currents
Thermal properties of lakes
Origin of lakes
Thermal cycle in a typical mid-latitude regime
Classification of lakes by temperature regime
Water movements
Seiches
Surface waves
Wind-driven currents
Tidal effects
Water movements in large lakes
Thermal bar
Measurement of water movements
Dispersal processes
Sedimentation. 4 Nutrient Cycles
Phosophorus
Nitrogen
Sulphur
Carbon
Characteristics of pollutants
Domestic sources
Urban runoff
Industrial wastes
Agricultural wastes
Biological pollution.Part Two Effects of Pollutants in Standing Water
Phytoplankton
Seasonal pattern
Population growth kinetics and concept of limitation
Effects of light and mixing
Effects of temperature
Nutrient limitation
Cyanobacterial toxicity
Cyanobacteria and water supplies. 7 Eutrophication
Definition
Phosphorus mass balance models
Trophic state criteria
Eutrophication of coastal marine waters. 8 Zooplankton
Population characteristics
Population dynamics
Filtering and grazing
Zooplankton grazing and eutrophication
Trophic cascades
Temperature and oxygen
Invasive, non-native Zooplankton
Macrophytes
Habitats
Significance of macrophytes
Effects of light
Effects of temperature
Effects of nutrients
Nutrient recycling
Alternate stable states
Invasive, non-native macrophytes
Lake and reservoir restoration
Pre-restoration data
External control on P
In-lake controls on P
In-lake controls on biomass. Part Three Effects of Pollutants in Running Water
Periphyton
Significance to productivity
Methods of measurement
Factors affecting growth of periphytic algae
Grazing
Organic nutrients
Periphyton community change as an index of waste type
Effects of toxicants
Nuisance. 12 Benthic macroinvertebrates
Sampling for benthic macroinvertebrates
Natural factors affecting community change
Oxygen as a factor affecting community change
Temperature
Effect of food supply on macroinvertebrates
Effect of organic matter
Effects of toxic wastes
Suspended sediment
Recovery
Assessment of water quality
Invasive, non-native invertebrates. 13 Fish
Dissolved oxygen criteria
Temperature criteria
Temperature standards
Comments on standards
Global warming
Toxicants and toxicity
Invasive, non-native fish
Appendices
Description of benthic macroinvertebrates and comments on their biology
Study questions and answers
Glossary
References
Index
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