Synopses & Reviews
Alaska's great size is mirrored by the large number and diversity of its freshwater ecosystems. This volume reviews and synthesizes research on a variety of Alaskan freshwaters including lakes, rivers and wetlands. The vast range of Alaskan habitats ensures that the chapters in this book will provide valuable information for readers interested in freshwaters, particularly nutrient dynamics, biotic adaptations, recovery mechanisms of aquatic biota, stream succession and the management of human-induced changes in aquatic habitats.
Table of Contents
The Alaskan landscape: an introduction for limnologists.- A history of limnology in Alaska.- The limnology of Toolik Lake.- The Kuparuk river: a long-term study of biological and chemical processes in an Arctic river.- The limnology of Smith Lake.- Waterfowl and wetland ecology in Alaska.- The effect of salmon carcasses on Alaskan freshwaters.- An overview of Alaska lake-rearing salmon enhancement strategy: nutrient enrichment and juvenile stocking.- Alaska timber harvest and fish habitat.- Gold placer mining and stream ecosystems of interior Alaska.- Ecology of overwintering fishes in Alaskan freshwaters.- Glacial recession and stream ecosystems in coastal Alaska.- Themes of Alaskan limnology.