Ecological Dynamics of Tropical Inland Waters

Ecological Dynamics of Tropical Inland Waters

by Jack F. Talling, Jacques Lemoalle
     
 

Lakes and rivers of the tropics are rich with variety and human relevance, yet do not figure prominently in surveys of general freshwater biology and limnology. In this book the authors take a generalized view, on a world-wide scale, that is dynamic and quantitative in outlook. They set out to integrate events and processes under tropical conditions, not only… See more details below

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Lakes and rivers of the tropics are rich with variety and human relevance, yet do not figure prominently in surveys of general freshwater biology and limnology. In this book the authors take a generalized view, on a world-wide scale, that is dynamic and quantitative in outlook. They set out to integrate events and processes under tropical conditions, not only geographically but also within a continuum of physics, chemistry and biology. The volume contains numerous illustrations and detailed documentation of literature. Together the two authors provide a foundation that will be of value to all who work with tropical inland waters, with interests ranging from water quality to fisheries. The volume will also have an appeal to those researchers, teachers and students in limnology and freshwater biology everywhere who are curious about the tropical implication and application of their subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521169400
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Environmental transfers in space and time8
3Resource utilization and biological production82
4Patterns of environmental change with time188
5Reactive components of time-variability232
6Concluding: tropical distinctiveness343
App. ASources of regional information348
App. BName changes and synonymy350
App. CQuantities, units and conversion factors352
App. DSymbols used in the text355
References359
Index to water-bodies427
General index432

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