Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications by Walter K. DoddsFreshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications by Walter K. Dodds

Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications

byWalter K. Dodds, Walter K. Dodds

Other | March 21, 2002

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Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applicationsis a general text covering both basic and applied aspects of freshwater ecology and serves as an introduction to the study of lakes and streams. Issues of spatial and temporal scale, anthropogenic impacts, and application of current ecological concepts are covered along with ideas that are presented in more traditional limnological texts. Chapters on biodiversity, toxic chemicals, extreme and unusual habitats, and fisheries increase the breadth of material covered. The book includes an extensive glossary, questions for thought, worked examples of equations, and real-life problems.
  • Broad coverage of groundwaters, streams, wetlands, and lakes
  • Features basic scientific concepts and environmental applications throughout
  • Includes many figures, sidebars of fascinating applications, and biographies of practicing aquatic ecologists
  • Materials are presented to facilitate learning, including an extensive glossary, questions for thought, worked examples of equations, and real life problems
  • Written at a level understandable to most undergraduate students, with explanations of complex contemporary concepts in freshwater ecology described to promote understanding
  • Featuring small chapters that mainly stand alone, this book can be read in the order most suited to the specific application
Walter. K. Dodds received his Ph.D. in Biology in 1986 from the University of Oregon. From 1987 to 1990 he was a post doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at Montana State University. In 1990 he accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University, in 1995 he was promoted to Associate P...
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Title:Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental ApplicationsFormat:OtherDimensions:569 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 21, 2002Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080477909

ISBN - 13:9780080477909

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Table of Contents

1: Why Study Continental Aquatic Systems? 2: Properties of Water 3: Movement of Light, Heat, and Chemicals in Water 4: Hydrology and Physiography of Groundwater and Wetland Habitats 5: Physiography of Flowing Water 6: Physiography of Lakes and Reservoirs 7: Types of Aquatic Organisms 8: Microbes and Plants 9: Animals 10: Biodiversity of Freshwaters 11: Aquatic Chemistry Controlling Nutrient Cycling: Redox and O2 12: Carbon 13: Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Other Nutrients 14: Effects of Toxic Chemicals and Other Pollutants on Aquatic Ecosystems 15: Unusual or Extreme Habitats 16: Nutrient Use and Remineralization 17: Trophic State and Eutrophication 18: Behavior and Interactions among Microorganisms and Invertebrates 19: Predation and Food Webs 20: Nonpredatory Interspecific Interactions among Plants and Animals in Freshwater Communities 21: Fish Ecology and Fisheries 22: Freshwater Ecosystems 23: Conclusions