Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology : Concepts and Environmental Applications

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Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications is 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 569 pages
  • 180 x 258 x 28mm | 1,120.37g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0122191358
  • 9780122191350
  • 1,552,644

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"...especially interesting to students and useful to managers of freshwater resources...Well referenced."

"There's a lot to like about this book. ...written in a style that makes for easy reading and comprehension."
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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
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About Walter K. Dodds

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 Professor and in 2002 to full Professor. Over the years, Dodds has taught Limnology, Advanced Aquatic Ecology, Microbial Ecology, Principles of Biology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Problems, Origins of Life, Herbivory, Presentations in Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Stream Ecology, Algal Identification, Algal Ecology, Bacteriology and Freshwater Biology. He has professional memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, the American Society of Microbiology, the North American Benthological Society, the Phycological Society of America and Sigma Xi. Dodds has grants from agencies including the National Science Foundation, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Geological Survey, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. He has been involved in the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and provides leadership for the Konza LTER Aquatic and Hydrological Group and the Konza LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Dodds' recent research has focused on Aquatic Ecology on Konza Prairie, Nitrogen Uptake Retention and Cycling in Stream Ecosystems, Quality and Quantity of Suspended Solids in Kansas Rivers, and Nutrients and Algae in Streams. Dodds has been invited to present seminars at over 20 US agencies and universities, as well as agencies and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. He has presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences and has produced over 80 peer reviewed publications, 2 book chapter
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