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About this book
About this book
Although freshwater lakes comprise only a tiny percentage of the water in the hydrologic cycle, and are comparatively small in relation to the terrestrial ecosystems that surround them, they are key ecological components whose importance far outweighs their size. Furthermore, it is well established that the tropics contain most of the world's species, all of which depend in some way upon the hydrologic cycle of which lakes are an important part. Since tropical lakes are markedly affected by ecological events on the terrestrial systems that surround them, restoring and managing these lakes will require a substantial knowledge of the activities on adjacent terrestrial systems and a holistic management of both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in order to achieve the stated goals and objectives.
This book is an essential knowledge base for both ecological restoration and management. Although tropical lakes are not identical, and therefore require individually developed and restoration and management practices; there are general principles in both restoration and management that can be derived from the case histories in this book and the limnological literature in general.
Abiotic Environment; A Habitat-based Approach to Catchment Assessment and Sustainable Development in East African Freshwater Systems: M. Everard et al. Surface Water Quality and Sediment Characteristics of the Eutrophic Husainsagar Lake in Twin Cities of Hyderabad - Secunderbad, India: M. Vikram Reddy and Vijay Kumar; Phosphorus and Eutrophication in a Subtropical Lake Basin: Lake Chapala-Mexico: Harvey Shear and Jose de Anda et al. Detergents and Eutrophication in Temperate Lakes: Relevance to Tropical Aquatic Lake Environments with Reference to India: N.K. Kaushik; Natural Eutophication of a Shallow Tropical Freshwater Lake: Impact and Possible Restoration Strategy: V.P. Venugopalan et al. Biotic Environment; The Impact of Eutrophication on Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe: A Tropical African Reservoir: B.E. Marshall; Invasive Aquatic Weeds and Eutrophication: The Case of Water Hyacinth in Lake Victoria: Adrian E. Williams and R.E. Hecky; Phytoplankton Characteristics, Trophic Evolution and Nutrient Dynamics in an Urban Eutrophic Lake: Kandy Lake in Sri Lanka: E.I.L. Silva; The Importance of Nutrient Input, Invertebrate Predation and Oxygen Deficit Governing the Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Plankton Community in Tropical Reservoirs: R.M. Pinto-Coelho et al. Eutrophication and its Influences on the Fish Fauna of Lake Victoria: F. Witte et al. Restoration and Management; Lake Restoration and Biomanipulation in Temperate Lakes: Relevance for Subtropical and Tropical Lakes: Erik Jeppesen et al. Using Biomanipulation to Control Eutrophication in a Shallow Tropical Urban Reservoir (Lago Paranoa, Brazil): Fernando L.R.M. Starling and Xavier Lazzaro; Water Quality Amelioration in an Urban Eutrophic Lake by Preventing Inflow of Municipal Sewage - A Case Study: Husainsagar Lake (Hyderabad, India): M. Vikram Reddy and A. Vijaykumar; Restoration of Tropical Urban Lakes - Case Study: Lake Pampulha, Brazil: Eduardo Von Sperling; Dianchi Lake - A Hypereutophic Lake in China: P.U. Peimin