By Winfried Lampert, Ulrich Sommer
This concise, readable creation to limnology (the technological know-how of investigating the constitution and serve as of inland waters), locations the topic within the context of contemporary ecology. in contrast to such a lot ecological textbooks, which use examples taken virtually completely from terrestrial platforms, this publication integrates the fields of limnology and ecology through featuring empirical facts drawn totally from freshwater ecosystems so as to strengthen ecological theories (limnoecology).
This moment variation builds upon the strengths of the 1st with the constitution of the booklet following a similar hierarchical thought of ecology, from habitat houses, members, populations, coupled populations and groups to ecosystems. notwithstanding, it's been completely revised all through to include findings from new applied sciences and techniques (notably the quick improvement of molecular genetic tools and reliable isotope strategies) that experience allowed a speedy and ongoing improvement of the sector. there's a new emphasis on nutrients webs, species range and atmosphere functioning, weather swap, and conservation administration. Key ecological questions are tested within the mild of the newest experimental facts. through the textual content evolutionary concept is utilized to an knowing of freshwater ecosystems, thereby filling a distinct segment among conventional limnology and evolutionary ecology.
This available textual content is appropriate for either undergraduate and graduate scholars taking classes in limnology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic biology in addition to the numerous specialist limnologists, ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise yet authoritative evaluate of the topic.
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