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Dynamic Aquaria Building Living Ecosystems

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ISBN-10: 0120437929

ISBN-13: 9780120437924

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Walter H. Adey, Karen Loveland

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List price: $74.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 498
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Karen Loveland is a multi-international award-winning documentary film maker who has produced and directed films for the Smithsonian Institution for over 30 years. In her present position as Deputy Director for Smithsonian Productions, she assists in the management and programming for Smithsonian media activities as well as overseas production and co-production using a wide variety of electronic technologies and formats. She founded the Smithsonians Motion Picture Unit in 1969. She has been the recipient of more than 70 prestigious national and international awards and honors.

Introduction. Physical Environment
The Envelope--Shapes, Materials, and Construction
Temperature--Control of Heating and Cooling
Water Composition--The Management of Salinity, Hardness, and Evaporation
Water Motion--Waves, Currents, and Plumbing
Tides--Simulating the Effects of Sun and Moon
The Input of Solar Energy--Lighting Requirements
Substrate--The Management of Rock, Mud, and Sand
Biochemical Environment
Metabolism--Respiration, Photosynthesis, and Biological Loading
Organisms and Gas Exchange--Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and pH
Nitrogenous Wastes and Nutrients--Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and the Micronutrients
Control of the Biochemical Environment--Filters, Bacteria, and the Algal Turf Scrubber
Biological Structure
Community Structure--The Framework
Trophic Structure--Ecosystems and the Dynamics of Food Chains
Primary Producers--Plants that Grow on the Bottom
Herbivores--Predators of Plants
Carnivores--Predators of Animals
Plankton and Planktivores
The Floating Plants and Animals and Their Predators
Detritus and Detrivores
The Dynamics of Muddy Bottoms
Symbionts and Other Feeders
Ecological Systems in Microcosms, Mesocosms, and Aquaria
Models of Coral Reef Ecosystems
A Subarctic Shore--The Maine Coast
Estuaries--Ecosystem Modeling
Where Fresh and Salt Waters Interact
Freshwater Ecosystem Models
Summary
Microcosms, Mesocosms, and Aquaria as Ecosystem Model--A Synthesis
Index