Textbook of Limnology: Fifth Edition

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Waveland Press, Nov 25, 2015 - Science - 440 pages
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The interdisciplinary nature of limnology requires lucid and well-integrated coverage of biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and resource management. Paul Weihe skillfully accomplishes this objective in his revision of Gerald Cole’s classic limnology text. This long-awaited revision introduces concepts in straightforward terms, replete with detailed examples, elegant illustrations, and up-to-date, well-researched documentation.

Outstanding features of the fifth edition include:

• A global outlook with examples from every continent
• Discussions of the impact of environmental challenges (e.g., climate change, eutrophication, river regulation) with case studies of real-world examples
• A chapter devoted to wetlands
• A thorough examination of biogeochemistry, including recent anthropogenic alteration and a reconsidered understanding of stoichiometric relationships
• Expanded treatment of hydrology, utilizing empirical approaches to
discharge determination and effects of land-use changes
• A reorganized presentation of biodiversity, explicitly correlating profiles
of biota with community ecology and ecosystem function
• Updated taxonomy with a description of the new metagenomic approach, nomenclature strictly adhering to the intergovernmental Integrated Taxonomic Information System

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Survey of Limnological Biodiversity
13
Chapter 3 The Limnetic Communities
43
Chapter 4 Ecosystems Energy and Production
71
Chapter 5 Lake Origins and Evolution
95
Chapter 6 Shapes and Sizes of Lakes
119
Chapter 7 Wetlands
141
The Lotic Ecosystem
155
Chapter 11 Heat Energy and Water Movements
231
Chapter 12 Oxygen and Other Dissolved Gases
253
The CO2 System
279
Chapter 14 The Major Ions in Inland Waters
311
Chapter 15 Redox Metals Nutrients and Organic Substances
343
Glossary
371
Literature Cited
379
Name Index
417

Chapter 9 Light and the Aquatic Ecosystem
187
Chapter 10 Density Layering and Lake Mixing
205

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