Climate Change and Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies

Climate Change and Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies

by Charles R. Goldman
     
 

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Effects of global warming on the physical, chemical, ecological structure and function and biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems are not well understood and there are many opinions on how to adapt aquatic environments to global warming in order to minimize the negative effects of climate change. Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters presents a

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Effects of global warming on the physical, chemical, ecological structure and function and biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems are not well understood and there are many opinions on how to adapt aquatic environments to global warming in order to minimize the negative effects of climate change. Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters presents a synthesis of the latest research on a whole range of inland water habitats — lakes, running water, wetlands — and offers novel and timely suggestions for future research, monitoring and adaptation strategies. A global approach, offered in this book, encompasses systems from the arctic to the Antarctic, including warm-water systems in the tropics and subtropics and presents a unique and useful source for all those looking for contemporary case studies and presentation of the latest research findings and discussion of mitigation and adaptation throughout the world. Edited by three of the leading limnologists in the field this book represents the latest developments with a focus not only on the impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystems but also offers a framework and suggestions for future management strategies and how these can be implemented in the future. Limnologists, Climate change biologists, fresh water ecologists, palaeoclimatologists and students taking relevant courses within the earth and environmental sciences will find this book invaluable. The book will also be of interest to planners, catchment managers and engineers looking for solutions to broader environmental problems but who need to consider freshwater ecology.

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“Limnologists, climate change biologists, fresh water ecologists, paleo-ecologists and students taking courses on earth and environmental sciences, will find this book summarising over 2,000 references to the scientific literature invaluable. It is equally of interest for policy makers, engineers and planners dealing with the climate change-freshwater ecology interphase.” (Latin American J. Management for Sustainable Development, 1 October 2014)

“In summary, this is a delightful book that will appeal to limnologists, freshwater ecologists, hydrologists, paleoenvironmental scientists, and water engineers. There is also plenty inside for those students and researchers who are simply curious about some of the most remote and remarkable water landscapes on Earth.” (Quarterly Review Biology, 1 March 2015)

“Readers with an interest in climate change will find this book challenging and informative; however, its target audience is those with a good general back-ground in physical sciences towards the graduate and professional level.” (New Zealand Geographer, 1 April 2014)

“The book is a real representative one for environmental education, since it can assist students who are in the process of selecting an inspiring, relevant topic for their studies and later, their final research reports.” (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 1 February 2014)

“Overall, a valuable resource for graduate students and professional scientists and engineers, but less appropriate for undergraduates and the lay public. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above.” (Choice, 1 October 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119968665
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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