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Modern Trends in Applied Aquatic Ecology

Editors: Ambasht, R.S., Ambasht, Navin K. (Eds.)

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Organisms and environment have evolved through modifying each other over millions of years. Humans appeared very late in this evolutionary time scale. With their superior brain attributes, humans emerged as the most dominating influence on the earth. Over the millennia, from simple hunter-food gatherers, humans developed the art of agriculture, domestication of animals, identification of medicinal plants, devising hunting and fishing techniques, house building, and making clothes. All these have been for better adjustment, growth, and survival in otherwise harsh and hostile surroundings and climate cycles of winter and summer, and dry and wet seasons. So humankind started experimenting and acting on ecological lines much before the art of reading, writing, or arithmetic had developed. Application of ecological knowledge led to development of agriculture, animal husbandry, medicines, fisheries, and so on. Modem ecology is a relatively young science and, unfortunately, there are so few books on applied ecology. The purpose of ecology is to discover the principles that govern relationships among plants, animals, microbes, and their total living and nonliving environmental components. Ecology, however, had remained mainly rooted in botany and zoology. It did not permeate hard sciences, engineering, or industrial technologies leading to widespread environmental degradation, pollution, and frequent episodes leading to mass deaths and diseases.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Bioassessment of Health of Aquatic Systems by the Use of Diatoms

    Pages 1-20

    John, Jacob

  • The Management of Wetlands for Biological Diversity: Four Principles

    Pages 21-42

    Keddy, Paul A. (et al.)

  • Use of Plants for Monitoring Heavy Metals in Freshwaters

    Pages 43-63

    Whitton, Brian A.

  • Hydrochemical Determinism, Ecological Polymorphism, and Indicator Values of Aquatic Bryophytes for Water Quality

    Pages 65-96

    Vanderpoorten, Alain

  • Plant Succession in Littoral Habitats

    Pages 97-131

    Benedetti-Cecchi, Lisandro

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Trends in Applied Aquatic Ecology
Editors
  • R.S. Ambasht
  • Navin K. Ambasht
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0221-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0221-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47334-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4972-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 379
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