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The Lakes Handbook, Volume 2: Limnology and Limnetic Ecology

Series: The Lakes Handbook Volume: 2

Edited By: Paddy O'Sullivan and CS Reynolds

528 pages, 174 illus


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #141101 | ISBN: 063204795X
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Considers lake management, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restoration, and rehabilitation.

...The Lakes Handbook is a valuable contribution to the understanding of limnology, a science poorly-supported by definitive texts and is highly recommended! Environews, Southern Africa "This book is well organized and contains a wealth of information on lake restoration and rehabilitation...this is an excellent book and addresses its title very well." Environmental Conservation, February 2006


Part I: General Issues 1. On The Value Of Lakes: Patrick O'Sullivan 2. The Assault On The Quality Of Lakes: Wilhelm Ripl and Klaus-Dieter Wolter Part II: Regional Studies 3. The North American Great Lakes: Marlene S. Evans 4. Lake Washington: W.T. Edmondson 5. Lakes of Northern Europe: Heikki Simola and Lauri Arvola 6. European Alpine Lakes: Martin T. Dokulil 7. Lake Baikal And Other Great Lakes Of Asia: Lyudmila G. Butorina 8. Lakes In Arid Environments: W.D. Williams 9. Floodplain Lakes And Reservoirs In Tropical And Subtropical South America: John M. Melack Part III: Human Impact On Specific Lake Types 10. Shallow Temperate Lakes: G.L. Phillips 11. Shallow Tropical Lakes:Patrick L. Osborne 12. Reservoirs And Other Artificial Water Bodies: Milan Straskraba Part IV: Lake And Catchment Models 13. The Export Coefficient Approach to Prediction of Nutrient Loadings: Helen M. Wilson 14. The Phosphorus Loading Concept And The OECD Eutrophication Programme; Walter Rast and Jeffrey A. Thornton 15. Models Of Lakes And Reservoirs: Sven-Erik Jorgensen 16. The Assessment, Management And Reversal Of Eutrophication: Helmut Klapper 17. Biomanipulation In Shallow Lakes: S. Harry Hosper, Marie-Louise Meijer, R.D. Gulati and Ellen van Donk 18. Restoring Acid Lakes: Lennart Henrikson, Atle Hindar and Ingemar Abrahamsson Part V: Legal Frameworks 19. The Framework For Managing Lakes In The United States of America: Thomas Davenport 20. Nordic Lakes: Marianne Lindstrom 21. The Problem Of Rehabilitating Lakes And Wetlands In Developing Countries: F.W.B. Bugenyi 22. South Africa: Towards Protecting Our Lakes: G.I. Cowan

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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 'environmental' problems. Colin Reynolds is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Freshwater Biological Association and the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology. Much of his career was spent at The Ferry House Laboratory on the shores of Windermere, where his work was directed towards the ecology and dynamics of phytoplankton, in lakes, rivers and reservoirs. He has published over 220 research papers, two books and edited or co-edited several others. He won the International Prize in Limnetic Ecology in 1994 and, in 2001, was awarded the Naumann-Thienemann medal of SIL, the International Association for Limnology.

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