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Limnological Analyses

Wetzel, Robert G., Likens, Gene

3rd ed. 2000, XV, 429 p.

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In this thoroughly updated third edition, the authors have provided a series of carefully designed and tested field and laboratory exercises that represent the full scope of limnology. In using this text, students will gain a solid foundation in this complex, multidisciplinary field of ecology as they explore the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of standing and running waters. Limnological Analyses, Third Edition illustrates accepted standard methods as well as modern metabolic and experimental approaches and their research applications. Each exercise is preceded by an introductory section and concludes with questions for students as well as suggestions for further reading. As a textbook, Limnological Analyses, Third Edition is a highly structured, concise presentation with a research-oriented approach that openly invites active participation by students.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Ecology - Fauna - Oxide - Phosphor - Plankton - ecosystem - ecosystems - morphology - phytoplankton

Related subjects » Aquatic Sciences - Ecology - Paleoenvironmental Sciences - Plant Sciences - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 

Exercise 1 Lake Basin Characteristics and Morphometry.- Exercise 2 Light and Temperature.- Exercise 3 Physical Characteristics: Lake Models.- Exercise 4 The Heat Budget of Lakes.- Exercise 5 Morphology and Flow in Streams.- Exercise 6 Dissolved Oxygen.- Exercise 7 Inorganic Nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Other Nutrients.- Exercise 8 The Inorganic Carbon Complex: Alkalinity, Acidity, CO2, pH, Total Inorganic Carbon, Hardness, Aluminum.- Exercise 9 Organic Matter.- Exercise 10 Composition and Biomass of Phytoplankton.- Exercise 11 Collection, Enumeration, and Biomass of Zooplankton.- Exercise 12 Benthic Fauna of Lakes.- Exercise 13 Benthic Fauna of Streams.- Exercise 14 Primary Productivity of Phytoplankton.- Exercise 15 Feeding Rates by Protists and Larger Zooplankton.- Exercise 16 Zooplankton Production.- Exercise 17 Predator-Prey Interactions.- Exercise 18 Enumeration of Fish or Other Aquatic Animals.- Exercise 19 Bacterial Growth and Productivity.- Exercise 20 Decomposition: Relative Bacterial Heterotrophic Activity on Soluble Organic Matter.- Exercise 21 Decomposition: Particulate Organic Matter.- Exercise 22 The Littoral Zone.- Exercise 23 Experimental Manipulation of Model Ecosystems.- Exercise 24 Diurnal Changes in a Stream Ecosystem: An Energy and Nutrient Budget Approach.- Exercise 25 Diurnal Changes in Lake Systems.- Exercise 26 Special Lake Types.- Exercise 27 Historical Records of Changes in the Productivity of Lakes.- Exercise 28 Effect of Sewage Outfall on a Stream Ecosystem.- Exercise 29 Estimates of Whole Lake Metabolism: Hypolimnetic Oxygen Deficits and Carbon Dioxide Accumulation.- Appendix 1 General Chemical Relationships.- Appendix 2 Basic Definitions Used in Community Analyses.- Appendix 3 Useful Relationships Relative to the Use of Colorimeters and Spectrophotometers.- Appendix 4 Characteristics and Taxonomic Sources of Common freshwater Organisms.- Appendix 5 SI Conversion Factors.

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