Lake Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective

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Gene E. Likens
Academic Press, 20/05/2010 - 480 páginas
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A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Lake Ecosystem Ecology examines the workings of the lake and reservoir ecosystems of our planet. Information and perspectives crucial to the understanding and management of current environmental problems are covered, such as eutrophication, acid rain and climate change. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.

- Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues

- Covers current environmental problems and management solutions

- Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

  

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STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND CHANGE
1
HYDRODYNAMICS AND MIXING IN LAKES
79
LAKES AND RESERVOIRS OF THE WORLD
191
POLLUTION MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES
343
Subject Index
437
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Gene E. Likens is an ecologist best known for discovering acid rain in North America, for co-founding the internationally renowned Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study and for founding the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, New York state. He holds faculty positions at Yale, Cornell and Rutgers Universities, State University of New York at Albany, and University of Connecticut and was awarded the 2001 National Medal of Science. He is the author, co-author or editor of 17 books and nearly 500 scientific papers and articles.

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