Food Web Management: A Case Study of Lake Mendota / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Table of Contents1. Introduction: The Rationale and Goals for Food Web Management in Lake Mendota.- 2. Policy and Practice in UW WDNR Collaborative Programs.- 3. Lake Mendota and the Yahara River Chain.- 4. Paleolimnological Evidence of Food Web Dynamics in Lake Mendota.- 5. Historical Interpretation of Pigment Stratigraphy in Lake Mendota Sediments.- 6. Nutrient Loadings, Lake Nutrients, and Water Clarity.- 7. Phytoplankton and Their Relationship to Nutrients.- 8. Zooplankton and Their Relationship to Phytoplankton.- 9. Long-Term Vegetation Trends: A History.- 10. Benthic Macroinvertebrates.- 11. Historical Changes in the Fish Community.- 12. Food Web Structure of Lake Mendota.- 13. Herbivory, Nutrients, and Phytoplankton Dynamics in Lake Mendota, 1987–89.- 14. Interannual Patterns of Planktivory 1987–89: An Analysis of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Planktivores.- 15. Pelagic Planktivory by Larval Fishes in Lake Mendota.- 16. Piscivores and Their Prey.- 17. The Fishery.- 18. Modeling in the Lake Mendota Program: An Overview.- 19. Fisheries Management and the Interactive Dynamics of Walleye and Perch Populations.- 20. Impacts of Variation in Planktivorous Fish on Abundance of Daphnids: A Simulation Model of the Lake Mendota Food Web.- 21. A Simulation Model of the Interactions Among Nutrients, Phytoplankton, and Zooplankton in Lake Mendota.- 22. Modeling the Lake Mendota Ecosystem: Synthesis and Evaluation of Progress.- 23. Destabilization of Planktonic Ecosystems and Blooms of Blue-Green Algae.- 24. An Analogy for Plankton Interactions.- 25. Individual-Based Modeling: Application to Walleye Stocking.- 26. Development, Evaluation, and Transfer of New Technology.- 27. Benefits on a Larger Scale.- 28. Summary: Accomplishments and New Directions of Food Web Management in Lake Mendota.