Ponds and small lakes : Microorganisms and freshwater ecology
The book not only explores the fascinating world of the creatures within ponds and their interactions, but also explains the many ways in which ponds are important in human affairs. Ponds are being lost around the world, but they are a key part of a system that maintains our climate. In the face of climate change, it has never been more important to understand the ecology of ponds.
Includes keys to: A - Traditional key to kingdoms of organisms; B - Contemporary key to kingdoms of organisms; C - Pragmatic key to groups of microorganisms; D - Algae visible, at least en masse, to the naked eye; E - Periphyton, both attached to surfaces and free living; F - Protozoa; G- Freshwater invertebrates and; H - Common phytoplankton genera in ponds.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 148 x 210 x 15.24mm | 417.3g
- 15 Sep 2017
- Pelagic Publishing
- Exeter, United Kingdom
- Line drawings, black and white; 20 Figures; 47 Illustrations, color
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Table of contents
2 Living in freshwater
3 The littoral
5 Catchments, nutrients and organic matter
6 The ecological development of ponds and lakes
7 Food webs and structures in ponds
8 Problems with ponds and small lakes
9 Ponds and the future
10 Bibliography and further information
About Brian Moss
His work has been widely published, with a textbook on Ecology of Freshwaters, soon to appear in its fifth edition, books in the New Naturalist series on The Broads and Lakes, Loughs and Lochs, and a manual on lake restoration. He has been President of the International Society for Limnology and Vice-President of the British Ecological Society.
He was awarded the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Managements annual medal for his lifes work and leadership in shallow-lake research in 2010, and the Ecology Institutes Excellence in Ecology prize in 2009. This entailed the writing of a book, Liberation Ecology, which interprets ecology for the general public through the media of the fine arts. The book won the Marsh Prize, in 2013, for the best ecology book published in the previous year. Brian loves teaching, plays the double bass (not very well), writes satirical doggerel, often directed at officialdom, and is exercised daily by a large dog.