From the contents: Lake Basin Characteristics and Morphometry.- Light and Temperature.- Physical Characteristics: Lake Models.- The Heat Budget of Lakes.- Morphology and Flow In Streams.- Dissolved Oxygen.- Inorganic Nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Other Nutrients.- The Inorganic Carbon Complex: Alkalinity, Acidity, CO2 , pH, Total Inorganic Carbon, Hardness, Aluminum.- Organic Matter.- Composition and Biomass of Phytoplankton.- Collection, Enumeration, and Biomass of Zooplankton.- Benthic Fauna of Lakes.- Benthic Fauna of Streams.- Primary Productivity of Phytoplankton.- Zooplankton Feeding.- Zooplankton Production.- Predator-Prey Interactions.- Enumeration of Fish or Other Aquatic Animals.- Bacterial Growth and Productivity.- Decomposition: Relative Bacterial Heterotrophic Activity on Soluble Organic Matter.- Decomposition: Particulate Organic Matter.- The Littoral Zone.- Experimental Manipulation of Model Ecosystems.- Diurnal Changes in a Stream Ecosystem: An Energy and Nutrient Budget Approach.- Diurnal Changes in Lake Systems.- Special Lake Types.- Historical Records of Changes in the Productivity of Lakes.- Effect of Sewage Outfall.
In this thoroughly updated third edition, the authors provide a series of carefully designed and tested field and laboratory exercises that represent the full scope of limnology. In using the text, students will gain a solid foundation in this complex, multidisciplinary field of ecology as they explore the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of standing and running waters. The book illustrates accepted standard methods as well as modern metabolic and experimental approaches and their research applications. Each exercise is preceded by an introductory section and concludes with questions for students as well as suggestions for further reading. As a textbook, this is a highly structured, concise presentation with a research-oriented approach that openly invites active participation by students.
In its third edition, this classic text is thoroughly updated with a series of carefully designed and tested field and laboratory exercises representing the full scope of limnology. It illustrates accepted standard methods as well as modern metabolic and experimental approaches and their research applications. It also covers the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of standing and running waters and provides students with a solid foundation in this multidisciplinary field. Instructors and students of limnology will value this text for its structured, concise presentation and its research-oriented approach that invites active participation.