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The Lakes Handbook (2-Volume Set)

Series: The Lakes Handbook

By: Paddy O'Sullivan(Editor), Colin S Reynolds(Editor)

1259 pages, illustrations, tables


Hardback | Jan 2005 | #141102 | ISBN: 0632047941
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Provides an up-to-date overview of the application of ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools using experience gained around the world for an understanding of lakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addresses the physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lake management, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant to large, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lake management, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restoration and rehabilitation.


Volume I
1. Lakes, Limnology And Limnetic Ecology: Towards A New Synthesis
2. The Origin Of Lake Basins
3. The Hydrology Of Lakes
4. Chemical Processes Regulating The Composition Of Lake Waters
5. Physical Properties Of Water Relevant To Limnology And Limnetic Ecology
6. The Motion Of Lake Waters
7. Regulatory Impacts Of Humic Substances In Lakes
8. Sedimentation And Lake Sediment Formation
9. Organisation And Energetic Partitioning Of Limnetic Communities
10. Phytoplankton
11. Aquatic Plants And Lake Ecosystems
12. Benthic Invertebrates
13. Pelagic Microbes - Protozoa And The Microbial Food Web
14. Zooplankton
15. Fish Population Ecology
16. Fish Community Ecology
17. Self-Regulation Of Limnetic Ecosystems
18. Palaeolimnology

Volume II
Part I: General Issues
1. Introduction: Eutrophication And The Value Of Lakes
2. Assault On The Quality Of Lakes

Part II: Regional Studies
3. Lakes - North America
4. Lake Washington
5. Nordic Lakes
6. Alpine Lakes
7. Lake Baikal
8. Lakes Of The Arid Zone
9. Lakes Of Latin America

Part III: Human Impact On Specific Lake Types
10. Shallow, Temperate Lakes
11. Shallow, Tropical Lakes
12. Reservoirs
13. Lake Acidification

Part IV: Lake And Catchment Models
14. Catchment Models
15. OECD Models
16. Lake Models
17. The Reversal Of Eutrophication
18. Biomanipulation
19. Restoration Of Acidified Lakes

Part V: Legal Frameworks
20. North America
21. Nordic Europe
22. East Africa
23. South Africa

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Patrick O'Sullivan was formerly Principal Lecturer in Environmental Science at the University of Plymouth, UK. His research was mainly been conducted into the development through time of lake-watershed ecosystems, and the reconstruction of lake ontogenies using palaeolimnological and documentary proxy records. Throughout his teaching career, he concentrated on development of interdisciplinary programmes in Environmental Science, and the interface between the scientific understanding of human impact upon natural processes in lakes, and the economic and philosophical ideas which lie behind the solutions to a environmentala problems.

Colin Reynolds is a Research Fellow at the Windermere Laboratory of the Freshwater Biological Association. Most of his work there has been directed towards the ecology and dynamics of phytoplankton, in lakes, rivers and reservoirs. He has published over 200 research papers, two books and edited or co-edited several others. He won the International Prize in Limnetic Ecology in 1994 and was awarded the Naumann-Thienemann medal of SIL, the International Association for Limnology.

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