Aquatic Ecology Series

Lake Kivu

Limnology and biogeochemistry of a tropical great lake

Editors: Descy, Jean-Pierre, Darchambeau, François, Schmid, Martin (Eds.)

  • Presents an overview of past and current research on Lake Kivu
  • Integrated synthesis of physics, chemistry, biology and ecology of a deep tropical lake
  • Particular emphasis on the processes of methane formation and scenarios for methane exploitation
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About this book

In the heart of Africa, a unique lake attracts the attention of scientists since the beginning of the  20th century. At the foot of the Virunga volcano chain, Lake Kivu harbors a vast amount of dissolved carbon dioxide and methane, making this lake the most dangerous lake on Earth. But the lake furnishes also many goods and services for surrounding populations and may soon become the most important energy supplier in the area. At the beginning of gas exploitation, the time has come for gathering the large amount of scientific information acquired during past and present research on Lake Kivu. The eleven chapters cover many aspects of the physics, geochemistry and biology of the lake, with a particular focus on the unique physical and geochemical features of the water column and on the ecological functioning of the surface waters. The impacts of the introduced fish species and the potential impacts of methane exploitation are also summarized. This multi-disciplinary book may also be used as an introduction to the limnology and biogeochemistry of large tropical lakes, as it covers various aspects of the physics, geochemistry, biology and ecology of the African Great Rift lakes.​

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Lake Kivu: Past and Present

    Descy, Jean-Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Stratification, Mixing and Transport Processes in Lake Kivu

    Schmid, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 13-29

  • Nutrient Cycling in Lake Kivu

    Pasche, Natacha (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

  • Variability of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in the Epilimnion of Lake Kivu

    Borges, Alberto V. (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

  • Phytoplankton of Lake Kivu

    Sarmento, Hugo (et al.)

    Pages 67-83

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4243-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4242-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9491-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lake Kivu
Book Subtitle
Limnology and biogeochemistry of a tropical great lake
Editors
  • Jean-Pierre Descy
  • François Darchambeau
  • Martin Schmid
Series Title
Aquatic Ecology Series
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4243-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4243-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4242-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9491-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 192
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