Freshwater Ecology, Third Edition, covers everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water, to the advanced and unifying concepts of community ecology and ecosystem relationships found in continental waters. Giving students a solid foundation for both courses and future fieldwork, and updated to include key issues, including how to balance ecological and human health needs, GMOs, molecular tools, fracking, and a host of other environmental issues, this book is an ideal resource for both students and practitioners in ecology and related fields.
Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology
1. Why study continental aquatic systems? 2. Properties of water 3. Movement of light, heat and chemicals in water 4. Hydrologic cycle and physiography of groundwater habitats 5. Hydrology and physiography of wetland habitats 6. Physiography of flowing water 7. Lakes and reservoirs: physiography 8. Types of Aquatic Organisms 9. Microbes and plants 10. Multicellular animals 11. Evolution of organisms and biodiversity of freshwater measures of diversity 12. Aquatic chemistry and factors controlling nutrient cycling: Redox and O2 13. Carbon 14. Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus and other nutrients 15. Unusual or extreme habitats 16. Response to stress, toxic chemicals and other pollutants in aquatic ecosystems 17. Nutrient use and remineralization 18. Trophic state and eutrophication 19. Behavior and interactions among microorganisms and invertebrates 20. Predation and food webs 21. Nonpredatory interspecific interactions among plants 22. Complex community interactions 23. Fish ecology and fisheries 24. Freshwater ecosystems 25. Conclusions