Managed Aquatic Ecosystems

Managed Aquatic Ecosystems

by R. George Michael



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780444425171
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 05/28/1987
Series: Ecosystems of the World Series
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction (R.G. Michael). 2. Fresh-Water Fish-Pond Management in the World (J. MatČi]ena, R. Berka). Europe including USSR. Asia. Africa. America. 3. Carp Ponds of Central Europe (V. KoČi]rínek et al.). Structural aspects. Functional aspects. 4. Fresh-Water Pond Ecosystems Managed Under a Moderate European Climate (K. Opuszyński). Functional aspects of trout ponds. Structure of warm-water pond ecosystems. Functioning of the pond ecosystem. Ecological efficiency. Management and manipulation of ecosystems for maximum yield. Managed pond ecosystems and human welfare. Future of managed pond ecosystems. 5. Man-Made Reservoirs as Managed Ecosystems in Tropical and Subtropical India (A.V. Natarajan, V. Pathak). Climatic, edaphic and morphometric features. Heat dynamics of reservoirs. Dynamics of chemical constituents in reservoirs. Nutrient cycle in reservoirs. Water cycle and its impact on hydrological parameters. Energy transformation through primary production. Biotic communities present in reservoirs. Utilization of fish-food resources. Management. 6. Management of Autotrophic Mass Cultures of Micro-Algae (D.F. Toerien et al.). Types of micro-algae. Design of culture units. Factors affecting productivity. Modelling productivity. Product quality. Nutritional aspects. Management of autotrophic systems. 7. Managed Coastal Waters for Oyster Culture in Japan (K. Mori). Background. Management of coastal waters by culture activities. Effects of culture activities on coastal waters. Effects of artificial eutrophication on production. (All chapters include an Introduction andReferences.) Systematic List of Genera. Author Index. Systematic Index. General Index.

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