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This substantially revised and update edition of a work first published in 1980 in the USA and deals with the ecological effects of water pollution. It is the result of twenty years of teaching the subject and will be essential reading for all those interested in water quality.
Part I: General concepts of aquatic ecology. Ecosystem function and management. Standing Crop, productivity and growth limitations. Hydrographic characteristics. Nutrient cycles. Characteristics of wastewater. Part II: Effects of wastes in standing water. Phytoplankton. Entrophication. Zooplankton. Macrophytes. Lakes and reservoir restoration. Part III: Effects of wastes in running water. Periphyton. Benthic macroinvertebrates. Fish. Appendices. References. Index.