Freshwater Ecology - 2nd edition (Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology )
Walter K. Dodds and Matt R Whiles
Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text.
Hardback 829 pp ISBN 9780123747242
- New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition.
- Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout.
- Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production.
- Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats.
- Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants
- More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms
- Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores.
- Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques
- Supporting website with figures, extra material and exercises.
The Second Edition of Freshwater Ecology is broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the
basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology
and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text
covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the
previous edition. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle
the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists.
New to this edition:
Of interest to undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology, introductory graduate
students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology
- 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates
- 2 new chapters and expanded coverage throughout
- 500 new and updated references
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Why Study Continental Aquatic Systems?
- Properties of Water; Movement of Light, Heat, and Chemicals in
Water; Hydrology and Physiography of Groundwater Habitats
- Hydrology and Physiography of Wetland
Habitats; Physiography of Flowing Water
- Lakes and Reservoirs: Physiography; Types of Aquatic Organisms
- Microbes and Plants
- Multicellular Animals
- Evolution and Biodiversity of Freshwaters
Aquatic Chemistry Controlling Nutrient Cycling: Redox and O2; Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus,
and Other Nutrients; Response to Stress, Toxic Chemicals and Other Pollutants on Aquatic Ecosystems
Unusual or Extreme Habitats and Related Human Stressors; Remineralization
Trophic State and Eutrophication; Behavior and Interactions Among Microorganisms and Invertebrates
Predation and Food Webs
- Nonpredatory Interspecific Interactions Among Plants and Animals in Freshwater
Communities; Complex Community Interactions
- Fish Ecology And Fisheries
- Appendix: Experimental Design in Aquatic
: animal science
: environmental science
: fisheries science
: water science