Lake Ecosystem Ecology

A Global Perspective

Edited By

  • Gene E. Likens

A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Lake Ecosystem Ecology examines the workings of the lake and reservoir ecosystems of our planet. Information and perspectives crucial to the understanding and management of current environmental problems are covered, such as eutrophication, acid rain and climate change. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers.
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Professionals and teachers in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental engineering, hydrology and environmental science.


Book information

  • Published: May 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-382002-0

Table of Contents

Introduction to Lake Ecosystem Ecology: A Global Perspective, G.E. Likens
Lake Ecosystems: Structure, Function and Change
 Lakes as Ecosystems, W.M. Lewis
 Ecological Zonation in Lakes, M. Lewis
 Littoral Zone, J.A. Peters, D.M. Lodge
 Benthic Invertebrate Fauna, Lake and Reservoirs, D. L Strayer
 Trophic Dynamics in Aquatic Ecosystems, U. Gaedke
 Eutrophication of Lakes and Reservoirs, V. Istvánovics
 Paleolimnology, J.P. Smol
 Effects of Climate Change on Lakes, W.F. Vincent
 Modeling of Lake Ecosystems, L. Håkanson

Hydrodynamics and Mixing in Lakes
 Biological-Physical Interactions, C.S. Reynolds
 Mixing Dynamics in Lakes Across Climatic Zones, S. MacIntyre, J.M. Melack
 Density Stratification and Stability, B. Boehrer, M. Schultze
 Small-Scale Turbulence and Mixing: Energy Fluxes in Stratified Lakes, A. Wüest, A. Lorke
 The Benthic Boundary Layer (in Rivers, Lakes, and Reservoirs), A. Lorke, S. MacIntyre
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 1: Density-Driven Flows, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 2: Internal Waves, L. Boegman
 Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 3: Effects of Rotation, J.P. Antenucci
 Currents in the Upper Mixed Layer and in Unstratified Water Bodies, F.J. Rueda, J. Vidal
 Meromictic Lakes, K.M. Stewart, K.F. Walker, G.E. Likens

Lakes and Reservoirs of the World
 Origins of Types of Lake Basins, D.K. Branstrator
 Geomorphology of Lake Basins, B. Timms
 Reservoirs, C. Nilsson
 Abundance and Size Distribution of Lakes, Ponds and Impoundments, J.A. Downing, C.M. Duarte
 Saline Inland Waters, M.J. Waiser, R.D. Robarts
 Antarctica, J.C. Priscu, C.M. Foreman
 Arctic, G.W. Kling
 Africa: North of Sahara, M. Ramdani, N. Elkhiati, R.J. Flower 
 Africa: South of Sahara, O.V. Msiska
 Asia, B. Gopal, D. Ghosh
 Australia and New Zealand, J.D. Brookes, D.P. Hamilton 
 Europe, G.A. Weyhenmeyer, R. Psenner, L.J. Tranvik
 North America, W.H. Renwick
 South America, M.E. Llames, H.E. Zagarese

Lakes and Reservoirs: Pollution, Management and Services
 Shallow Lakes and Ponds, M. Meerhoff, E. Jeppesen
 Lake Management, Criteria, A.C. Cardoso et al.
 Lake and Reservoir Management, E. Jeppesen et al.
 Effects of Recreation and Commercial Shipping, J. E. Vermaat
 Biomanipulation of Aquatic Ecosystems. L-A Hansson, C. Bronmark
 Vector-Borne Diseases of Freshwater Habitatis, V. H. Resh
 Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems. R. Abell, S. Blanch, C. Revenga, M. Thiems
 Aquatic Ecosystem Services. K. E. Limburg
 International Water Convention and Treaties, A. T. Wolf
Hydrodynamics and Mixing in Lakes 
Lakes and Reservoirs of the World
Lakes and Reservoirs: Pollution, Management and Services