Soda Lakes of East Africa

Editors: Schagerl, Michael (Ed.)

  • The compendium provides reviews and recent findings of the unique East African soda lakes
  • Authoritatives from various scientific disciplines provide new insights into soda lake research
  • Around 140 figures including many color photo-plates invite the readers to dip into the fascinating lakes
  • The book covers various aspects of soda lakes from development over organisms to uses and threats
  • Provides an ideal introduction of these ecosystems
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About this book

This book is devoted to the alkaline-saline lakes of East Africa, which include the world-famous “flamingo lakes”. It covers the full range of issues, from the lakes’ origin and history, life in and around these unique water bodies, to utilization, threats and management considerations. The authors, all of whom are leading international experts, summarize research done so far, highlight new and important findings, and provide future outlooks. The book is divided into three main sections: “Genesis, physics and chemistry” tackles lake development and the astounding physico-chemistry of the lakes. “Organisms and ecology” presents information about the many lake inhabitants, their interactions and adaptations to the extreme living conditions. “Utilization, management and perspectives” addresses threats such as lake exploitation and pollution, but also considers potential uses. This book will be particularly relevant to researchers and lecturers in the field of limnology and aquatic ecology, but is also designed to attract all those interested in nature and life on our planet.

About the authors

Michael Schagerl is Professor at the University of Vienna. His research fields are phycology and aquatic ecology. Special interests include the ecophysiology, autecology and taxonomy of algae in diverse habitats from freshwater springs to the sea and their role in food webs. More recently, his research group has focused on saline-alkaline lakes and their biota.

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“This book ... is certainly a milestone in characterization and understanding. ... I would therefore recommend this book to any geoscientist. It allows the reader to see how our science interplays with other natural sciences, and the close interconnection between geosphere and biosphere. The book is extremely well edited and the chapters well written: a lasting testimony to the considerable effort the editor and authors have applied. Strongly recommended for anyone who thinks about our natural world.” (Rob Bowell, Geoscientist Online, geolsoc.org.uk, November, 2017)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Dipping into the Soda Lakes of East Africa

    Schagerl, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

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  • Genesis of the East African Rift System

    WoldeGabriel, Giday (et al.)

    Pages 25-59

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  • Morphometry and Physical Processes of East African Soda Lakes

    Melack, John M. (et al.)

    Pages 61-76

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  • Geochemistry of African Soda Lakes

    Deocampo, Daniel M. (et al.)

    Pages 77-93

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  • Bacteria, Archaea and Viruses of Soda Lakes

    Grant, William D. (et al.)

    Pages 97-147

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eBook 130,89 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-28620-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soda Lakes of East Africa
Editors
  • Michael Schagerl
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28622-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28622-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28620-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 408
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 81 illustrations in colour
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