Freshwater ecology : concepts and environmental applications of limnology / Walter K. Dodds and Matt R. Whiles.

By: Dodds, Walter K. (Walter Kennedy), 1958- [author.]Contributor(s): Whiles, Matt RMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Aquatic ecology seriesPublisher: Burlington, MA : Academic Press, c2010Copyright date: ©2010Edition: Second editionDescription: xviii, 811 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780123747242 (hardback : alkaline paper); 0123747244 (hardback : alkaline paper)Subject(s): Freshwater ecology -- Textbooks | Limnology -- TextbooksGenre/Form: Textbooks. | Textbooks. DDC classification: 577.6 LOC classification: QH541.5.F7 DOD
Contents:
Why study continental aquatic systems? -- Properties of water -- Movement of light, heat, and chemicals in water -- Hydrologic cycle and physiography of groundwater habitats -- Hydrology and physiography of wetland habitats -- Physiography of flowing water -- Lakes and reservoirs : physiography -- Types of aquatic organisms -- Microbes and plants -- Multicellular animals -- Evolution of organisms and biodiversity of freshwaters -- Aquatic chemistry and factors controlling nutrient cycling : redox and O₂ -- Carbon -- Nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, and other nutrients -- Unusual or extreme habitats -- Responses to stress, toxic chemicals, and other pollutants in aquatic ecosystems -- Nutrient use and remineralization -- Trophic state and eutrophication 00 Behavior and interactions among microorganisms and invertebrates -- Predation and food webs -- Nonpredatory interspecific interactions among plants and animals in freshwater communities -- Complex community interactions -- Fish ecology and fisheries -- Freshwater ecosystems -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Experimental design in aquatic ecology -- Glossary.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Why study continental aquatic systems? -- Properties of water -- Movement of light, heat, and chemicals in water -- Hydrologic cycle and physiography of groundwater habitats -- Hydrology and physiography of wetland habitats -- Physiography of flowing water -- Lakes and reservoirs : physiography -- Types of aquatic organisms -- Microbes and plants -- Multicellular animals -- Evolution of organisms and biodiversity of freshwaters -- Aquatic chemistry and factors controlling nutrient cycling : redox and O₂ -- Carbon -- Nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, and other nutrients -- Unusual or extreme habitats -- Responses to stress, toxic chemicals, and other pollutants in aquatic ecosystems -- Nutrient use and remineralization -- Trophic state and eutrophication 00 Behavior and interactions among microorganisms and invertebrates -- Predation and food webs -- Nonpredatory interspecific interactions among plants and animals in freshwater communities -- Complex community interactions -- Fish ecology and fisheries -- Freshwater ecosystems -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Experimental design in aquatic ecology -- Glossary.

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