Lake Ecosystem Ecology

Lake Ecosystem Ecology

A Global Perspective

1st Edition - May 17, 2010

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  • Editor: Gene E. Likens
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123820020
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123820037

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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.

Key Features

  • Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues
  • Covers current environmental problems and management solutions
  • Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding


Professionals and teachers in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental engineering, hydrology and environmental science

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: May 17, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123820020
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123820037

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Gene E. Likens

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