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The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

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Publisher Comments:

This concise yet comprehensive introduction to the biology of standing waters (lakes and ponds) combines traditional limnology with current ecological and evolutionary theory. It integrates the effects of abiotic constraints and biotic interactions at both the population and community level, allowing the reader to understand how the distribution and success of different organisms in this freshwater habitat can be explained and predicted. The book is focused on temperate lakes and ponds, drawing on examples from polar and tropical systems to provide a broader context.

The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, now in its second edition, will be a valuable text for university tuition. However, its lucid explanations and descriptions of adaptation, dominance, dispersal, and succession of organisms, as well as the effects of abiotic factors, predation, and competition, ensure its relevance and use to a broad audience of biologists and naturalists with an interest in freshwater ecology.

About the Author

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson are both Professors in the Limnology Division of the Department of Ecology in the University of Lund, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nelson Hairston Jr.

Preface

1. Introduction

2. The abiotic frame and adaptations to cope with abiotic constraints

3. The organisms: the actors within the abiotic frame

4. Biotics: competition, herbivory, predation, parasitism, and symbiosis

5. Food web interactions in freshwater ecosystems

6. Environment and conservation

References

Further reading

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198516125
Author:
Bronmark, Christer
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Lars-Anders
Author:
Hansson, Lars-Anders
Author:
Br?nmark, Christer
Author:
Brnmark, Christer
Author:
Br�nmark, Christer
Author:
null, Christer
Subject:
Limnology
Subject:
Lake ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Pond ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Biology of Habitats
Series Volume:
No. 527
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
125 line illus.
Pages:
596
Dimensions:
6.2 x 9.3 x 1 in

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