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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198516134

ISBN-13: 9780198516132

Pub. Date: 03/15/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This concise yet comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds) combines traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory. It integrates the effects of abiotic constraints and biotic interactions at both the population and community level, allowing the reader to understand how the distribution and success of

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This concise yet comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds) combines traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory. It integrates the effects of abiotic constraints and biotic interactions at both the population and community level, allowing the reader to understand how the distribution and success of different organisms in this freshwater habitat can be explained and predicted. The book is focused on temperate lakes and ponds, drawing on examples from polar and tropical systems to provide a broader context.
The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, now in its second edition, will be a valuable text for university tuition. However, its lucid explanations and descriptions of adaptation, dominance, dispersal, and succession of organisms, as well as the effects of abiotic factors, predation, and competition, ensure its relevance and use to a broad audience of biologists and naturalists with an interest in freshwater ecology.

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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
Sales rank:
825,212
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nelson Hairston Jr.
Preface
1. Introduction
2. The abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints
3. The organisms: the actors within the abiotic frame
4. Biotics: competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis
5. Food web interactions in freshwater ecosystems
6. Environment and conservation
References
Further reading
Glossary
Index

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