The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity

The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048160839
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Series: Advances in Global Change Research , #12
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages: 587
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Acknowledgements. Geological and Structural Setting of the East African Lakes. A 300 Million Years History of Rift Lakes in Central and East Africa: An Updated Broad Review; J.-J. Tiercelin, K.-E. Lezzar. Climate Dynamics and Climate Variability in the East African Lakes Region. Extreme Rainfall Events and Lake Level Changes in East Africa: Recent Events and Historical Precedents; D. Conway. Mesoscale Patterns of Rainfall, Cloudiness and Evaporation Over the Great Lakes of East Africa; S.E. Nicholson, X. Yin. Observations, Evaporation and Preliminary Modelling of Over-Lake Meteorology on Large African Lakes; P.F. Hamblin, et al. Development of a Coupled Regional Climate Simulation Model for the Lake Victoria Basin; Y. Song, et al. Hydrology and Physical Limnology. A Modelling Approach for Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: Integrating Hydrological and Limnological Data; D.C.L. Lam, et al. Ventilation of Lake Malawi/Nyasa; M.K. Vollmer, et al. Application of Satellite AVHRR to Water Balance, Mixing Dynamics, and the Chemistry of Lake Edwards, East Africa; J.T. Lehman. Lake-Groundwater Relationships, Oxygen Isotope Balance and Climate Sensitivity of the Bishoftu Crater Lakes, Ethiopia; S. Kebede, et al. A Review of Sediment Gas Cycling in Lakes with reference to Lake Victoria and Sediment Gas Measurements in Lake Tanganyika; D.D. Adams, S.O. Ochola. Biodiversity, Food Webs and Fisheries. Redundancy and Ecosystem Stability in the Fluctuating Environments of Long-Lived Lakes; K. Martens. Invasion of Lake Victoria by the Large Bodied Herbivorous Cladoceran Daphnia Magna; R. Jonna, J.T. Lehman. Effects of Climate and Human Activities on the Ecosystem of Lake Baringo, Kenya; P.A.Aloo. Limnological Profiles and their Variability in Lake Tanganyika; P.-D. Plisnier. Sedimentary Processes, Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironment. Sedimentology and Geochronology of Late Pleistocene and Holocene Sediments from Northern Lake Malawi; S.L. Barry, et al. A 24,000 yr Diatom Record from the Northern Basin of Lake Malawi; F. Gasse, et al. Lake Tanganyika Holocene Record on Variability in Precipitation in the Malagarasi Catchment Basin; A.N. Muzuka, N. Nyandwi Late Quaternary Sedimentation and Climate in the Lakes Edward and George Area, Uganda-Congo; T. Laerdal, et al. Pigment Analysis of Short Cores from the Central Ethiopian Rift Valley Lakes; M.U. Mohammed, et al. Origin and Isotopic Composition of Aragonite Laminae in an Ethiopian Crater Lake; H. Lamb, et al. Vegetation Changes and their Climatic Implications for the Lake Victoria Region during the Late Holocene; I. Ssemmanda, A. Vincens. Organic Content and X-ray Density of Lacustrine Sediments from Hausberg Tarn, Mount Kenya; W. Karlén, et al. Human Dimensions: Impacts and Management. Restoring and Protecting the African Great Lake Basin Ecosystems &endash; Lessons from the North American Great Lakes and the GEF; A.M. Duda. Geological Hazards and Anthropogenic Impacts on the Environment in Malawi: Lesson from a Case Study of Debris Flows in Zomba; J. Mwenelupembe, H.-G. Mylius. The Human Dimensions Studies on the East African Lake Regions: A Review; M.M. Opondo.

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