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Freshwaters of Alaska: Ecological Syntheses

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 119

Edited By: A M Milner and M W Oswood

350 pages, 155 figs, 36 tabs


Hardback | Dec 1996 | #56724 | ISBN: 038794379X
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About this book

Alaska's great size is mirrored by the large number and diversity of its freshwater ecosystems. This volume reviews and synthesizes research on a variety of Alaskan freshwaters including lakes, rivers, and wetlands.


Contents: The Alaskan landscape: an introduction for limnologists.- A history of limnology in Alaska.- The limnology of Toolik Lake.- The Kuparuk river: a long-term study of biological and chemical processes in an Arctic river.- The limnology of Smith Lake.- Waterfowl and wetland ecology in Alaska.- The effect of salmon carcasses on Alaskan freshwaters.- An overview of Alaska lake-rearing salmon enhancement strategy: nutrient enrichment and juvenile stocking.- Alaska timber harvest and fish habitat.- Gold placer mining and stream ecosystems of interior Alaska.- Ecology of overwintering fishes in Alaskan freshwaters.- Glacial recession and stream ecosystems in coastal Alaska.- Themes of Alaskan limnology.

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