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Lipids in Freshwater Ecosystems

Edited By: Michael T Arts and Bruce C Wainmann

319 pages, 67 figs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #89409 | ISBN: 0387985050
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NHBS Price: £115.50 $146/€137 approx

About this book

There is a general lack of understanding of the role of lipids in aquatic ecosystems. The fundamental purpose of this book is to synthesize the divergent literature on aquatic lipids into a coordinated, digestible form. A large part of the book addresses lipid composition and production in freshwater organisms, with chapters on phytoplankton, zooplankton and benthic invertebrates. A common theme throughout the book is the function of lipids in aquatic food webs, with a chapter devoted exclusively to lipids as indicators of health in fish populations. A complementary chapter highlights the role of lipids and essential fatty acids in mariculture. Methodologies to determine the lipid content of aquatic samples and suggestions as to the utility of fatty acids as trophic markers are provided. There is a chapter on the role of lipids in the bioaccumulation and bioconcentration of toxicants and another on the relationships between lipids and surface films and foams. The final chapter highlights the similarities and differences between lipids of marine and freshwater origin. Students and researchers in ecology, phycology, aquatic toxicology, physiological ecology and limnology will find this an invaluable guide and reference.

The book offers an abundance of information on the whole palette of lipid research in aquatic environments. It starts with 2 excellent introductory chapters on technical aspects of lipid... I can strongly recommend this book... Archives for Hydrobiology


Contents

Determination of Total Lipid, Lipid Classes, and Fatty Acids in Aquatic Samples.- Fatty Acids as Trophic and Chemical Markers in Freshwater Ecosystems.- Irradiance and Lipid Production in Natural Algal Populations.- Lipids in Freshwater Zooplankton: Selected Ecological and Physiological Aspects.- Lipid Dietary Dependencies in Zooplankton.- Seasonal Dynamics of Lipids in Freshwater Invertebrates.- Ecological Role of Lipids in the Health and Success of Fish Populations.- Lipids and Essential Fatty Acids in Aquatic Food Webs-- What Can Freshwater Ecologists Learn from Mariculture?- Influence of Lipids on the Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfer of Organic Contaminants in Aquatic Organisms.- Lipids in Surface-Water Microlayers and Foams.- Comparison of Lipids in Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates.

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