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The Freshwater Ecosystems of Suriname

Series: Monographiae Biologicae Volume: 70

Edited By: PE Ouboter

313 pages, b&w illus

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #33259 | ISBN: 0792324080
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The first comprehensive survey of the aquatic ecology of one of Amazonia's peripheral areas. An interesting and important study as the region is just beginning to feel the full force of human impact.


Part I: Basic Features. 2. The geographical outline; D. Noordam. 3. Climate and the rivers of Suriname; M. Amatali. 4. Limnology: physico-chemical parameters and phytoplankton composition; A. Haripersad-Makhanlal, P.E. Ouboter. 5. Vegetation and vegetation succession of the freshwater wetlands; P.A. Teunissen. 6. Aquatic macrophytes; M.C. Werkhoven, G.M. Peeters. 7. Aquatic invertebrates of the Coastal Plain; J.H. Mol. 8. The fish fauna of Suriname; P.E. Ouboter, J.H. Mol. Part II: Case Studies. 9. Dragonflies of a black-water creek system; M. Wasscher. 10. Structure and function of floating bubble nests of three armoured catfishes (Callichthyidae) in relation to the aquatic environment; J.H. Mol. 11. The herpetofauna of floating meadows; M.S. Hoogmoed. 12. Annual cycle of the spectacled caiman; P.E. Ouboter, G.M. Peeters. Part III: The Human Impact. 13. The man-made Brokopondo Lake; P. Leentvaar. 14. Changes in a polluted swamp; P.E. Ouboter, B. De Dijn. 15. Water and health; B.F. Oostburg. 16. Conservation of freshwater ecosystems in Suriname; K. Mohadin.

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