Monographiae Biologicae

Lake Taihu, China

Dynamics and Environmental Change

Editors: Qin, Boqiang (Ed.)

  • Provides a unique introduction to the ecology and biology of Lake Taihu
  • Features the importance of a shallow lake in the socio-economy of China
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There are many shallow lakes in the world. Many of them play an important socio-economic role as contributors to the drinking water supply, in flood attenuation, fisheries and recreation activities. Because of the current anthropogenic changes in the environment, such lakes rapidly respond to eutrophication and swamping. It is often hard to address these issues because many changes in the ecosystems of shallow lakes are associated with little studied physical processes. This interaction between the aquatic biota and the physical and chemical environment increases the complexity of shallow lake ecosystems. Lake Taihu, located in the delta of Yangtze River, is a typical large, shallow eutrophic lake with area of 2338 km2 and maximum depth of less than 3m .

This book provides basic data on various aspects of this lake and summarizes research work on the interaction between its ecology and physical limnology. It will be a reference for teachers and students of freshwater ecology and biology, the aquatic environment in general, and, most strikingly, for all those interested in physical limnology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Lake Taihu

    Sun, S.C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-67

  • Optical Properties of Lake Taihu and Radiative Transfer Simulation

    Zhang, Y.L.

    Pages 69-113

  • Hydrodynamics and Its Effects on the Aquatic Ecosystem

    Luo, L.C. (et al.)

    Pages 115-149

  • Sediment–Water Exchange and Its Significance

    Zhu, Guangwei

    Pages 151-196

  • Physiological and Ecological Characteristics of Blue-Green Algae in Lake Taihu

    Gao, Guang

    Pages 197-227

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Hardcover $319.00
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Softcover $319.00
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  • Due: June 12, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0493-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lake Taihu, China
Book Subtitle
Dynamics and Environmental Change
Editors
  • Boqiang Qin
Series Title
Monographiae Biologicae
Series Volume
87
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8555-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8555-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8554-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0493-7
Series ISSN
0077-0639
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 339
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