aquatic ecology Books

  • The Freshwater Ecosystems of Suriname

    Since the limnological research on the man-made Brokopondo Reservoir in the 'sixties, numerous data have been collected on the ecology of Surinam rivers and swamps. This book is a compilation of these data: it is the first comprehensive survey of the aquatic ecology of one of the peripheral areas of Amazonia. The geomorphology of the country, ...

  • Rationale for Sampling and Interpretation of Ecological Data in the Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems

    Contains twelve papers that develop rational bases for sampling various aquatic ecosystems and assessing environmental hazards. The reader will benefit when designing sampling protocols for aquatic ecological ...

  • The Structuring Role of Submerged Macrophytes in Lakes

    The rapid growth of the discipline of aquatic ecology has been driven both by scientific interest in the complexities of aquatic ecosystems and by their enormous environmental importance and sensitivity. The Structuring Role of Submerged Macrophytes in Lakes focuses on the remarkably diverse roles played by underwater plants. The book is divided ...

  • Designing Greenways

    How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples ...

  • Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Communities

    This book presents a compendium of molecular biology applications for the study of aquatic community ecology. The collection presents the diversity of approaches that have been used, and provides future directions for the study of 'molecular ecology' of aquatic communities, from viruses to fish, and in aquatic systems ranging from freshwater ...

  • New Improvements in the Aquatic Ecological Risk Assessment of Fungicidal Pesticides and Biocides

    In Europe, the current data requirements for pesticides and biocides are generally regarded to be suitable for the risk assessment of chemicals with an insecticidal and herbicidal mode of action. However, the effects of fungicides, in particular on freshwater microbial communities, are not well known despite the fact that fungi play a key role in ...

  • Ecological Restoration of Aquatic and Semi-Aquatic Ecosystems in The Netherlands (NW Europe)

    This work presents the state of the art of aquatic and semi-aquatic ecological restoration projects in The Netherlands. Starting from the conceptual basis of restoration ecology, the successes and failures of hundreds of restoration projects are described. Numerous successful projects are mentioned. In general ecological restoration endeavours ...

  • Assessment of the Fate and Effects of Toxic Agents on Water Resources

    Like all limited and vulnerable resources, water has become one of the potential targets of terrorists. Coastal lagoons are especially vulnerable as they are densely populated centers of commerce and/or tourism. This volume addresses the basic scientific concepts that must be integrated by decisionmakers to minimize damages and optimize recovery ...

  • Assessment of the Fate and Effects of Toxic Agents on Water Resources

    Like all limited and vulnerable resources, water has become one of the potential targets of terrorists. Coastal lagoons are especially vulnerable as they are densely populated centers of commerce and/or tourism. This volume addresses the basic scientific concepts that must be integrated by decisionmakers to minimize damages and optimize recovery ...

  • Modern Trends in Applied Aquatic Ecology

    This volume brings together some of the foremost leaders in the field of aquatic ecology. Chapter topics include research on management of wetlands, hydrochemical determinism, biomonitoring and bioindicators in aquatic ecosystems, and environmental impacts of dam projects. This volume is essential reading for professionals and researchers in the ...

  • The Interactions Between Sediments and Water

    This book focuses on sediments as a pollutant in natural freshwater and marine habitats, and as a vector for the transfer of chemicals such as nutrients and contaminants. Sediment-water research is carried out all over the world within a variety of disciplines. The selected papers cover three main topics:-assessment and/or restoration of disturbed ...

  • The Interactions Between Sediments and Water

    This book focuses on sediments as a pollutant in natural freshwater and marine habitats, and as a vector for the transfer of chemicals such as nutrients and contaminants. Sediment-water research is carried out all over the world within a variety of disciplines. The selected papers cover three main topics relating to assessment and/or restoration ...

  • Lipids in Freshwater Ecosystems

    There is a general lack of understanding of the role of lipids in aquatic ecosystems. The fundamental purpose of this book is to synthesize the divergent literature on aquatic lipids into a coordinated, digestible form. A large part of the book addresses lipid composition and production in freshwater organisms, with chapters on phytoplankton, ...

  • Man and River Systems

    The volume focuses on the ecological functioning of rivers, which has received less attention than functioning of lakes and reservoirs. The selected papers cover a large range of topics relating to aquatic communities, eutrophication, nutrient dynamics and organic pollution, erosion and sediment transport, and fate of micropollutants at the ...

  • Harmful Cyanobacteria

    Several cyanobacterial species can produce powerful toxins that provide a serious threat for water quality, other aquatic organisms, and human health. These harmful cyanobacteria are especially prominent in freshwater ecosystems, and are a major concern for water managers.From a scientific perspective, there are many recent advances in this ...

  • Water and Urban Development Paradigms: Towards an Integration of Engineering, Design and Management Approaches

    Communication across and integration of disciplines in the urban-water sector seems today more imperative than ever before. Water is a strategic and shrinking resource. It is probably the world's most valuable resource and clean water has even been touted as the 'next oil'. Control of water - from access to management -  has always been a ...

  • Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs, Third Edition

    It has been more than ten years since the last edition of the bestselling Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs. In that time, lake and reservoir management and restoration technologies have evolved and an enhanced version of this standard resource is long overdue. Completely revised and updated, the third edition continues the ...

  • Ecology of Shallow Lakes

    Ecology of Shallow Lakes brings together current understanding of the mechanisms that drive the diametrically opposite states of water clarity, shown by the cover paintings, found in many shallow lakes and ponds. It gives an outline of the knowledge gained from field observations, experimental work, and restoration studies, linked by a solid ...

  • Conservation Biology

    Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his experience as a conservation biologist, college teacher, and successful textbook author, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an ...

  • Native Aquatic Bacteria: Enumeration, Activity, and Ecology

    A broad yet specific discussion of the theoretical basis and practical problems of current methods in aquatic microbiology. The first two sections address the problem of how to arrive at an accurate enumeration of the bacteria present in aquatic environments. The third section describes and evaluates methods for measuring specific metabolic ...

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