The Biology of Lakes and Ponds / Edition 2

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds / Edition 2

by Christer Bri'Anmark, Lars-Anders Hansson, Christer Br?nmark
     
 

Freshwater biology takes on a different edge when that freshwater is standing rather than running through an ecosystem. The authors (both ecology, U. of Lund) combine traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory, describing the abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints and the organisms as actors within the abiotic frame.… See more details below

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Freshwater biology takes on a different edge when that freshwater is standing rather than running through an ecosystem. The authors (both ecology, U. of Lund) combine traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory, describing the abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints and the organisms as actors within the abiotic frame. They turn to the biotic element, describing competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism and symbiosis, food wb interactions in freshwater ecosystems, biodiversity and environmental threats. Generously illustrated, this could serve as an undergraduate text or references. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198516132
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Series:
Biology of Habitats Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints7
3The organisms : the actors within the abiotic frame66
4Biotics : competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis107
5Food web interactions in freshwater ecosystems163
6Biodiversity and environmental threats207

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