Ecology of Fresh Waters: A View for the Twenty-First Century

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John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 2010 - Nature - 470 pages
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This new edition of an established textbook provides a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to rivers, lakes and wetlands, and was written as the basis for a complete course on freshwater ecology. Designed for undergraduate and early postgraduate students who wish to gain an overall view of this vast subject area, this accessible guide to freshwater ecosystems and man's activities will also be invaluable to anyone interested in the integrated management of freshwaters. The author maintains the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from the author's experience in many parts of the world, and the author continues to stress the human influence. The scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated, making use of the wealth of data available since publication of the last edition.  Professor Brian Moss is a lecturer in Applied Ecology at the University of Liverpool, and has written three previous editions of this well-established textbook.

 

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Further reading
8
WHY THE CHEMISTRY OF WATER
25
THE
37
4
43
9
50
EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY
61
Further reading
87
Further reading
214
THE COMMUNITIES OF SHALLOW
245
PLANKTON COMMUNITIES OF
267
Further reading
307
Further reading
321
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FUTURE
380
Further reading
408
Nutrient budgeting
413

USES MISUSES AND RESTORATION
127
Further reading
156
Further reading
185
managers
428
Index
454
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