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About this book
About this book
This volume consists of a series of field and laboratory exercies covering the full scope of limnology. Topics covered include: major physical components of lakes and streams; important mineral nutrients; cycling of organic matter; benthic fauna; effects of sewage outfall and other human activities; whole ecosystem and community analyses.
From the contents: Lake Basin Characteristics and Morphometry.- Light and Temperature.- Physical Characteristics: Lake Models.- The Heat Budget of Lakes.- Morphology and Flow In Streams.- Dissolved Oxygen.- Inorganic Nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Other Nutrients.- The Inorganic Carbon Complex: Alkalinity, Acidity, CO2 , pH, Total Inorganic Carbon, Hardness, Aluminum.- Organic Matter.- Composition and Biomass of Phytoplankton.- Collection, Enumeration, and Biomass of Zooplankton.- Benthic Fauna of Lakes.- Benthic Fauna of Streams.- Primary Productivity of Phytoplankton.- Zooplankton Feeding.- Zooplankton Production.- Predator-Prey Interactions.- Enumeration of Fish or Other Aquatic Animals.- Bacterial Growth and Productivity.- Decomposition: Relative Bacterial Heterotrophic Activity on Soluble Organic Matter.- Decomposition: Particulate Organic Matter.- The Littoral Zone.- Experimental Manipulation of Model Ecosystems.- Diurnal Changes in a Stream Ecosystem: An Energy and Nutrient Budget Approach.- Diurnal Changes in Lake Systems.- Special Lake Types.- Historical Records of Changes in the Productivity of Lakes.- Effect of Sewage Outfall.
391 pages, 73 figs
From the reviews of the third edition: "Designed to accommodate undergraduates with diverse backgrounds, this text provides an excellent introduction to limnological methods and problems. ! In other words, this book was written to be used in the classroom, the laboratory, and the field! ! Many line drawings, graphs, and B/W photographs provided. Amply referenced, this book should be considered by professional limnologists, especially those looking for an excellent undergraduate textbook." (Northeastern Naturalist, Vol. 12 (2), 2005) "This is the third edition of this well known text book on limnological methods. ! This book is written for students but also for the teachers and is meanwhile a standard volume ! and a starting point for independent scientific work. Without doubt all students and teachers should have access to this book. ! I would recommend that if you already do not have this book, it is worth more than ever to buy it." (Norbert Walz, International Review of Hydrobiology, Vol. 86 (1), 2001)