Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications

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Elsevier, Mar 21, 2002 - Science - 569 pages
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.
  • 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
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why Study Continental Aquatic Systems?
1
Chapter 2 Properties of Water
13
Chapter 3 Movement of Light Heat and Chemicals in Water
31
Chapter 4 Hydrology and Physiography of Groundwater and Wetland Habitats
47
Chapter 5 Physiography of Flowing Water
69
Chapter 6 Physiography of Lakes and Reservoirs
91
Chapter 7 Types of Aquatic Organisms
113
Chapter 8 Microbes and Plants
125
Chapter 15 Unusual or Extreme Habitats
295
Chapter 16 Nutrient Use and Remineralization
313
Chapter 17 Trophic State and Eutrophication
337
Chapter 18 Behavior and Interactions among Microorganisms and Invertebrates
367
Chapter 19 Predation and Food Webs
391
Chapter 20 Nonpredatory Interspecific Interactions among Plants and Animals in Freshwater Communities
413
Chapter 21 Fish Ecology and Fisheries
431
Chapter 22 Freshwater Ecosystems
449

Chapter 9 Animals
153
Chapter 10 Biodiversity of Freshwaters
183
Redox and O2
203
Chapter 12 Carbon
231
Chapter 13 Nitrogen Sulfur Phosphorus and Other Nutrients
247
Chapter 14 Effects of Toxic Chemicals and Other Pollutants on Aquatic Ecosystems
269
Chapter 23 Conclusions
475
Experimental Design in Aquatic Ecology
479
Glossary
485
References
503
Index
553
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About the author (2002)

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.

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