Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author: Marc Los Huertos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN 10: 0128142677
ISBN 13: 9780128142677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Management of Inland Waters Book Review:

Ecology and Management of Inland Waters: A Californian Perspective with Global Applications presents the geologic history and physical characteristics of aquatic ecology. The author draws on his research from the inland waters of California and applies this to other areas, including Mediterranean climate systems, the tropics, and even South Africa. The endorheic basins covered in this text can be found in 30% of the US, including the Aral Sea, which is a fascinating case study that provides an important warning for other locations. The author also covers Zebra Mussels, which are set to soon be a permanent population in California. The book is authored by an expert in the field who covers a very wide and interdisciplinary subject area which brings a holistic view to this complex discipline. Focuses on examples from California, which is not currently covered in most limnology books, but with an outlook to other locations Examines complex patterns of human and natural development, allowing the reader to appreciate how aquatic systems in the Anthropocene experience a new "regime" that does not rely on vague and outdated versions of ecological theory Presents a geological history, including fossil records, of California which allows the reader to appreciate how inland waters formed

Inland Fisheries

Inland Fisheries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470995688
ISBN 13: 9780470995686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inland Fisheries Book Review:

The current high demand for fish and increased awareness of the role of the environment in supporting human well being has led to a situation where attitudes to inland water resources are changing rapidly. Trends in resource use and environmental impact are very evident in inland waters which are particularly vulnerable as they act as collectors of all the activities occurring in their basins and rank as some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. The principle changes influencing the evolution of the aquatic resource for fisheries are described in this book, which has been compiled for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management
Author: Sven Erik Jorgensen,Jose Galizia Tundisi,Takako Matsumura Tundisi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2012-10-17
ISBN 10: 1439845255
ISBN 13: 9781439845257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management Book Review:

Combining background knowledge and practical tools, Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management gives you an overview of how to manage inland waters in a holistic manner. It examines the problems that threaten aquatic inland water ecosystems and presents a set of toolboxes for solving them. The book focuses on lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, wetlands, lagoons, and estuaries, including the predominant freshwater ecosystems as well as saline and brackish ecosystems. Understand Ecosystem Properties and Ecological Processes The book consists of two parts. The first part reviews the basic scientific knowledge needed in the environmental and ecological management of aquatic ecosystems, from limnology and ecology of inland water ecosystems to environmental physics and chemistry. It emphasizes the interacting processes that characterize all inland aquatic ecosystems and explains the scientific considerations behind the conservation principles and their applications. Define the Problems and Quantify Their Sources The second part of the book presents toolboxes that you can apply to achieve more holistic environmental and ecological management. After an overview of the environmental problems of inland aquatic ecosystems and their sources, the book examines toolboxes to help you identify the problem, namely mass balances, ecological indicators, and ecological models. It also discusses toolboxes that can be used to find an environmental management solution to the problem: environmental technology, cleaner technology, and ecotechnology. Integrate Science and Practical Toolboxes to Manage Inland Waters More Effectively This book shows you how to integrate biology, ecology, limnology, and chemistry with the toolboxes in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. It provides a powerful framework for identifying ecological mechanisms that interact with global environmental problems threatening inland aquatic ecosystems.

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 6492
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 9780123706263
ISBN 13: 0123706262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters Book Review:

Inland aquatic habitats occur world-wide at all scales from marshes, swamps and temporary puddles, to ponds, lakes and inland seas; from streams and creeks to rolling rivers. Vital for biological diversity, ecosystem function and as resources for human life, commerce and leisure, inland waters are a vital component of life on Earth. The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size and complexity. Used and abused as an essential resource, it is vital that we understand and manage them as much as we appreciate and enjoy them. This extraordinary reference brings together the very best research to provide the basic and advanced information necessary for scientists to understand these ecosystems - and for water resource managers and consultants to manage and protect them for future generations. Encyclopedic reference to Limnology - a key core subject in ecology taught as a specialist course in universities Over 240 topic related articles cover the field Gene Likens is a renowned limnologist and conservationist, Emeritus Director of the Institute of Ecosystems Research, elected member of the American Philosophical Society and recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science Subject Section Editors and authors include the very best research workers in the field

Plankton of Inland Waters

Plankton of Inland Waters
Author: Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 9780123819956
ISBN 13: 0123819954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plankton of Inland Waters Book Review:

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Plankton of Inland Waters covers protists, bacteria, fungi, algae, and zooplankton as well as the functional and system interactions of planktonic and attached forms in aquatic ecosystems. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues Covers current environmental problems and management solutions Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

Managing Coastal and Inland Waters

Managing Coastal and Inland Waters
Author: Kenneth Ruddle,Arif Satria
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2010-09-08
ISBN 10: 9789048195558
ISBN 13: 9048195551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Coastal and Inland Waters Book Review:

Besides the erroneous assumption that tropical fisheries are ‘open access’, the cases demonstrate that pre-existing systems (1) are concerned with the community of fishers and ensuring community harmony and continuity; (2) involve flexible, multiple and overlapping rights adapted to changing needs and circumstances; (3) that fisheries are just one component of a community resource assemblage and depend on both the good management of linked upstream ecosystems and risk management to ensure balanced nutritional resources of the community; and (4) pre-existing systems are greatly affected by a constellation of interacting external pressures.

Australian Freshwater Ecology

Australian Freshwater Ecology
Author: Andrew Boulton,Margaret Brock,Belinda Robson,Darren Ryder,Jane Chambers,Jenny Davis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN 10: 1118568214
ISBN 13: 9781118568217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australian Freshwater Ecology Book Review:

As pressures on Australia’s inland waters intensify frompopulation growth, expanding resource development and climatechange, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these specialareas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wisemanagement and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes thephysical, chemical and biological features of wetlands, lakes,streams, rivers and groundwaters in Australia. It presentsthe principles of aquatic ecology linked to practical managementand conservation, and explains the causes, mechanisms, effects andmanagement of serious environmental problems such as altered waterregimes, eutrophication, salinization, acidification and sedimentation of inland waters. Key features: contributions from a diverse, highly qualified team of aquaticecologists whose expertise spans the ecology and management of standing and running waters inAustralia sections covering groundwaters, biodiversity, temporary andtropical waters, climate change, invasive species and freshwater conservation numerous Australian case-studies and guest ‘text-boxes’showing management in practice concise descriptions of ecological processes and conceptual modelsillustrated with original, high- quality diagrams and photographs Readable and logically structured, this text supports undergraduateand postgraduate courses in aquatic ecology and management. It is avaluable reference for consultants, restoration ecologists, waterresource managers, science teachers, and other professionals with an interest in theecology of surface and groundwaters.

Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters

Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters
Author: Charles R. Goldman,Michio Kumagai,Richard D. Robarts
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 1118470613
ISBN 13: 9781118470619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters Book Review:

Effects of global warming on the physical, chemical, ecologicalstructure and function and biodiversity of freshwater ecosystemsare not well understood and there are many opinions on how to adaptaquatic environments to global warming in order to minimize thenegative effects of climate change. Climatic Change andGlobal Warming of Inland Waters presents a synthesis of the latestresearch on a whole range of inland water habitats – lakes,running water, wetlands – and offers novel and timelysuggestions for future research, monitoring and adaptationstrategies. A global approach, offered in this book, encompasses systemsfrom the arctic to the Antarctic, including warm-water systems inthe tropics and subtropics and presents a unique and useful sourcefor all those looking for contemporary case studies andpresentation of the latest research findings and discussion ofmitigation and adaptation throughout the world. Edited by three of the leading limnologists in the field thisbook represents the latest developments with a focus not only onthe impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems but alsooffers a framework and suggestions for future management strategiesand how these can be implemented in the future. Limnologists, Climate change biologists, fresh water ecologists,palaeoclimatologists and students taking relevant courses withinthe earth and environmental sciences will find this bookinvaluable. The book will also be of interest to planners,catchment managers and engineers looking for solutions to broaderenvironmental problems but who need to consider freshwater ecology.

River Ecosystem Ecology

River Ecosystem Ecology
Author: Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2010-03-29
ISBN 10: 9780123819994
ISBN 13: 0123819997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Ecosystem Ecology Book Review:

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, River Ecosystem Ecology reviews the function of rivers and streams as ecosystems as well as the varied activities and interactions that occur among their abiotic and biotic components. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues Covers current environmental problems and management solutions Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

Lake Ecosystem Ecology

Lake Ecosystem Ecology
Author: Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-05-20
ISBN 10: 9780123820037
ISBN 13: 0123820030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lake Ecosystem Ecology Book Review:

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Lake Ecosystem Ecology examines the workings of the lake and reservoir ecosystems of our planet. Information and perspectives crucial to the understanding and management of current environmental problems are covered, such as eutrophication, acid rain and climate change. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues Covers current environmental problems and management solutions Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

Limnology

Limnology
Author: Robert G. Wetzel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2001-05-10
ISBN 10: 0080574394
ISBN 13: 9780080574394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Limnology Book Review:

Limnology is the study of the structural and functional interrelationships of organisms of inland waters as they are affected by their dynamic physical, chemical, and biotic environments. Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems, 3rd Edition, is a new edition of this established classic text. The coverage remains rigorous and uncompromising and has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with evolving recent research results and theoretical understanding. In addition, the author has expanded coverage of lakes to reservoir and river ecosystems in comparative functional analyses.

Fisheries Ecology

Fisheries Ecology
Author: Paul Hart,T.J. Pitcher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1983-04-30
ISBN 10: 9780412382604
ISBN 13: 0412382601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fisheries Ecology Book Review:

The author spent much of 1989 and 1990 living within the Muscovite community and came into contact with people at all levels, from pimps to philosophers. He provides a portrait of a society which is struggling to survive the traumas and changes of the Gorbachev years. In some ways more medieval and Oriental than modern and Western, Moscow is a city in which tales of flying saucers and masonic conspiracies co-exist with endless queues, corruption, anti-semitism and a black market in guns. Durden-Smith also discovered in Moscow an intellectual passion and energy which puts most Western capitals to shame and which makes Moscow not only one of the most important, but also one of the most complex, contradictory and fascinating cities on earth.

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
Author: John F. Craig
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 1118394402
ISBN 13: 9781118394403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology Book Review:

Inland fisheries are vital for the livelihoods and food resources of humans worldwide but their importance is underestimated, probably because large numbers of small, local operators are involved. Freshwater Fisheries Ecology defines what we have globally, what we are going to lose and mitigate for, and what, given the right tools, we can save. To estimate potential production, the dynamics of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes and estuaries) need to be understood. These dynamics are diverse, as are the earths freshwater fisheries resources (from boreal to tropical regions), and these influence how fisheries are both utilized and abused. Three main types of fisheries are illustrated within the book: artisanal, commercial and recreational, and the tools which have evolved for fisheries governance and management, including assessment methods, are described. The book also covers in detail fisheries development, providing information on improving fisheries through environmental and habitat evaluation, enhancement and rehabilitation, aquaculture, genetically modified fishes and sustainability. The book thoroughly reviews the negative impacts on fisheries including excessive harvesting, climate change, toxicology, impoundments, barriers and abstractions, non-native species and eutrophication. Finally, key areas of future research are outlined. Freshwater Fisheries Ecology is truly a landmark publication, containing contributions from over 100 leading experts and supported by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles. The global approach makes this book essential reading for fish biologists, fisheries scientists and ecologists and upper level students in these disciplines. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological and fisheries sciences are studied and taught should have multiple copies of this hugely valuable resource. About the Editor John Craig is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Fish Biology and has an enormous range of expertise and a wealth of knowledge of freshwater fishes and their ecology, having studied them around the globe, including in Asia, North America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. His particular interests have been in population dynamics and life history strategies. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and the Royal Society of Biology.

Ecology and Management of Coastal Waters

Ecology and Management of Coastal Waters
Author: Gilbert Barnabe,Regine Barnabe-Quet
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2000-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781852336479
ISBN 13: 1852336471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Management of Coastal Waters Book Review:

The development and ecology of coastal waters is an increasingly important topic and one which touches a wide range of areas including oceanography, hydrology, biology, ecology, fisheries science, aquaculture, civil engineering, geography, economics, law and the social sciences. This book provides a balanced overview allowing the reader to understand exactly what is at stake in the development and management of coastal waters. There is no other book currently available which provides such an overview of this important area. Divided into three parts, the first part provides the background knowledge necessary for an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena of coastal waters. Part 2 looks at marine ecology from something other than the traditional view of placing organisms at the centre of the problem and considering them in relation to other organisms and environments, instead the authors show how it is possible with marine ecosystems in which the biological, physical and chemical components are equally important when defining an entire system. Finally an exhaustive review of the available technology for various types of development is provided. All in all, this book constitutes a succint and up-to-date summary of the functions of coastal ecosystems which should be read by all those active in, and with an interest in, the management and development of coastal seas.

Biological invaders in inland waters Profiles distribution and threats

Biological invaders in inland waters  Profiles  distribution  and threats
Author: Francesca Gherardi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN 10: 9789048175093
ISBN 13: 9048175097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological invaders in inland waters Profiles distribution and threats Book Review:

Invasive species have come to dominate 3% of the Earth’s ice-free surface, constituting one of the most serious ecological and economic threats of the new millennium, and freshwater systems are particularly vulnerable. This book examines the identity, distribution, and impact of freshwater non-indigenous species and the dynamics of their invasion. It focuses on old and new invaders and provides a starting point for further research.

100 Years of Philippine Fisheries and Marine Science

100 Years of Philippine Fisheries and Marine Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041652887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Limnology

Limnology
Author: Jose Galizia Tundisi,Takako Matsumura Tundisi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 9781138072046
ISBN 13: 1138072044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Limnology Book Review:

Limnology provides an in-depth and current overview of the field of limnology. The result of a major tour de force by two renowned and experienced experts, this unique and richly illustrated reference presents a wealth of data on limnology history, water as a substrate, lakes� origins and aquatic biota. Besides a general part, it gives special focus to neotropical limnology, prevalently applicable in countries in the Southern Hemisphere. Starting with the essentials, some definitions and a historical account, this volume then details the main interaction mechanisms with physical and chemical factors, diversity and geographical distribution. With regard to the major continental aquatic systems, it treats the dynamics, variability and characterization of lakes, reservoirs, flooded areas, saline lakes, estuaries and coastal lagoons. The impact of human activity on water resources and the need for the rehabilitation of watersheds, watershed ecosystems and estuaries are addressed subsequently. To illustrate theory, the final part includes research examples in limnology, ecology and environmental sciences in different geographical contexts, as well as ideas for new investigations. This reference volume is intended for researchers and professionals working on inland waters, lakes and rivers within the fields of biology, ecology, environment, forestry, geochemistry, geophysics, and water management. It will also benefit students in the aforementioned areas and readers involved with limnology in related disciplines, such as earth sciences, environmental, water and geological engineering.

Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment

Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment
Author: Jeremy B. Jones,Emily Stanley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2016-07-07
ISBN 10: 0124059198
ISBN 13: 9780124059191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment Book Review:

Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment synthesizes the current understanding of stream ecosystem ecology, emphasizing nutrient cycling and carbon dynamics, and providing a forward-looking perspective regarding the response of stream ecosystems to environmental change. Each chapter includes a section focusing on anticipated and ongoing dynamics in stream ecosystems in a changing environment, along with hypotheses regarding controls on stream ecosystem functioning. The book, with its innovative sections, provides a bridge between papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and the findings of researchers in new areas of study. Presents a forward-looking perspective regarding the response of stream ecosystems to environmental change Provides a synthesis of the latest findings on stream ecosystems ecology in one concise volume Includes thought exercises and discussion activities throughout, providing valuable tools for learning Offers conceptual models and hypotheses to stimulate conversation and advance research

Inland Waters of Southern Africa An Ecological Perspective

Inland Waters of Southern Africa  An Ecological Perspective
Author: B.R. Allanson,R.C. Hart,J.H. O'Keeffe,R.D. Robarts
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 458
Release: 1990-01-31
ISBN 10: 9780792302667
ISBN 13: 0792302664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inland Waters of Southern Africa An Ecological Perspective Book Review:

Limnology - the study of inland waters - had its genesis in Europe about the turn of the century. The studies of Fore1 on Lake Geneva were of seminal value at this time. It prospered under the early guidance of Thienemann, Naumann and Wesenberg-Lund in Europe and, soon transplanted, of Birge and Juday in North America (to name just a few early spirits). Now, liminology is a respectable scientific discipline taught at many universities, and limnologists are recognized as important contributors to our understanding of how this fragile spaceship functions. All this acknowledged, it must also be acknowledged that limnology is not yet a globally comprehensive science. To be sure, much is known about globally applicable processes, and the structural elements of aquatic ecosystems worldwide, but limnological emphases, interests and concerns remain essentially European and North American in balance. Much is known about lakes and rivers in less than one fifth of the world's land area (northern temperature regions); rather little is known about inland waters elsewhere.

Riverine Ecosystem Management

Riverine Ecosystem Management
Author: Stefan Schmutz,Jan Sendzimir
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 3319732501
ISBN 13: 9783319732503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riverine Ecosystem Management Book Review:

This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided. Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this. Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.