Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Volume 4: Zoological Indicators by John P. SmolTracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Volume 4: Zoological Indicators by John P. Smol

Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Volume 4: Zoological Indicators

byJohn P. SmolEditorH.J. Birks, William M. Last

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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Paleolimnology is a rapidly developing science that is now being used to study a suite of environmental and ecological problems. This volume is the fourth handbook in the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series. The first volume (Last & Smol, 2001a) examined the acquisition and archiving of sediment cores, chronological techniques, and large-scale basin analysis methods. Volume 2 (Last & Smol, 2001b) focused on physical and chemical methods. Volume 3 (Smol et al. , 2001), along with this book, summarize the many biological methods and techniques that are available to study long-term environmental changeusing information preserved in sedimentary profiles. A subsequent volume (Birks et al. , in preparation) will deal with statistical and data handling procedures. It is our intent that these books will provide sufficient detail and breadth to be useful handbooks for both seasoned practitioners as well as newcomers to the area of paleolimnology. These books will also hopefully be useful to non-paleolimnologists (e. g. , limnologists, archeologists, palynologists, geographers, geologists, etc. ) who continue to hear and read about pal- limnology, but have little chance to explore the vast and sometimes difficult to access journal-based reference material for this rapidly expanding field. Although the chapters in these volumes target mainly lacustrine settings, many of the techniques described can also be readily applied to fluvial, glacial, marine, estuarine, and peatland environments. This current volume focuses on zoological indicators preserved in lake sediments, whilst Volume 3 focused on terrestrial, algal, and siliceous indicators.
John P. Smolis a professor in the Biology Department at Queen's University (Canada), with a cross-appointment at the School of Environmental Studies. He co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL). Professor Smol is co-editor of theJournal of Paleolimnologyand holds theCanada Research Chair inEnviro...
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Title:Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments: Volume 4: Zoological IndicatorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. The Editors. Aims & Scope of Developments in Paleoevironmental Research Book Series. Editors and Board of Advisors of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series. Contents of Volumes 1 to 4. Safety Considerations and Caution. Dedication. List of Contributors. 1. Zoological indicators in lake sediments: an introduction; J.P. Smol, et al. 2. Cladocera and other branchiopod crustaceans; A. Korhola, M. Rautio. 3. Midges: Chironomidae and related Diptera. I.R. Walker. 4. Coleoptera and Trichoptera. S.A. Elias. 5. Oribatid mites; T. Solhoy. 6. Bryozoan statoblasts; D.R. Francis. 7. Ostracoda; J.A. Holmes. 8. Freshwater molluscs; B.B. Miller, M.J.S. Tevesz. 9. Fish; W.P. Patterson, G.R. Smith. Glossary, Acronyms and Abbreviations. Subject Index.

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"This book is an excellent compendium of modern uses and techniques of various zoological indicators (other than protozoa, rotifers and sponges). The editors have done a superb job in keeping the chapters broadly focused and aimed at the introductory level, making the content of this volume accessible to other specialist and non-specialist alike from a variety of disciplines." (Lisa E. Park, Dept. of Geology, University of Akron, OH, USA in Journal of Paleolimnology, 30:4)