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The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

Series: Biology of Habitats Series

By: Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

285 pages, 98 line illus, figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2005 | Edition: 2 | #149200 | ISBN: 0198516134
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Hardback | Feb 2005 | Edition: 2 | #149222 | ISBN: 0198516126
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About this book

An accessible overview of freshwater organisms and their biotic interactions which integrates traditional limnology with modern ecological ideas and also includes discussion of microbial ecology and benthic communities. Includes suggestions for practical experiments. Illustrated with exquisite line drawings.
'...Bronmark and Hansson have produced an excellent text on the ecology of lakes and ponds for undergraduates...This book is clearly and concisely written and would be very useful as a reference for graduate students and instructors as well' Ecology

...this edition keeps the book as the foremost introductory text to the subject. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 37:1


Contents

Foreword by Nelson Hairston Jr; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints; 3. The organisms: the actors within the abiotic frame; 4. Biotics: competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis; 5. Food web interactions in freshwater ecosystems; 6. Environment and conservation; References; Further reading; Glossary; Index

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